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Local Wellness Outings Receive National Recognition

Posted: 10/30/2018
(South Lake Tahoe, CA) - Barton Health’s Community Wellness Outings have received national recognition. The unique partnership between Barton Health and the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) was recently selected as a finalist for the 2018 SHIFT (Shaping How we Invest For Tomorrow) Award for Public Land Management Innovation.

SHIFT is a program of The Center for Jackson Hole. More than 160 initiatives or programs applied for a 2018 SHIFT Award and only the top 10% in each category qualified as official selection finalists.

Community Wellness Outings are therapeutic, nature-based experiences for medical patients on National Forest lands around South Lake Tahoe. Barton Health medical professionals and LTBMU staff collaborate to provide these outings for Barton Health patients. Current or previous Barton Health patients who would like to know about future Community Wellness Outings can email Khristy Gavigan, RN at kgavigan@bartonhealth.org.

Image: On behalf of Barton Health and the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), Steve Bannar, MD presented on their collaborative wellness outings and prescribing nature as medicine in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on October 24, 2018. Barton Health medical professionals and the LTBMU staff’s Community Wellness Outings were recognized as a 2018 SHIFT Award finalist for Public Land Management Innovation.