In case of emergency, dial 911.
General Hospital Phone: (530) 541-3420
Beth Brown, RN, Emergency Department Co-Director
Warren Withers, MD, Emergency Department Co-Director
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Staffed by Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians and specially trained Registered Nurses, all of whom are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and many whom hold specialty certifications in Trauma and Emergency Nursing.
Our ancillary staff consists of experienced Emergency Technicians whom are certified as EMT’s and skilled registration personnel.
As a Base Hospital we coordinate efforts with community resources such as the Fire Department, Emergency Preparedness, and air transport for critically ill or injured patients.
Barton Memorial Hospital has highly-qualified specialty doctors on staff, including Orthopedics, OB/GYN, General Surgery, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Radiologists, Podiatry, Dentistry, and Hospitalists, which are Internal Medicine Physicians with advanced training in caring for critical patients.
Designated Emergency Preparedness facility
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Barton’s ER medical team provides treatment and care for:
Acute chest pain
Acute respiratory distress
Acute abdominal pain
Stabilization and transport of major trauma
Renal Calculi (kidney stones)
High blood pressure crisis
Eye, ear, nose and throat problems
Laceration repair and wound care
Broken bones/torn ligaments
Victims of suspected/alleged elder, child, domestic and sexual assault
Accidental poison and/or overdose
This list is not all-inclusive. The above is just a sample of some of the services provided.
Patients requiring more advanced medical services can be assured of the highest quality of critical care transport available in the Tahoe area. This is provided for critically ill patients by helicopter transport via Cal Star, which is based at the South Lake Tahoe Airport or Care Flight, which is based in Gardnerville. Stable patients requiring services not offered at Barton can also be transported via ground ambulance with certified Paramedics.
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