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Barton Auxiliary Gives $76,500 Back to the Community

South Lake Tahoe, CA – The Barton Auxiliary announced their annual donations on Monday, June 12 at their recognition luncheon.  Thirteen students from South Tahoe and Carson Valley were awarded $19,000 in scholarships and Barton Family Birthing Center received $57,500 for additional services and equipment. Total donations from the Auxiliary equaled $76,500.
 
Scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic excellence and interest in pursuing a career in medicine or science. The following students received scholarships toward their higher education: Wesley Alexander (Douglas High School), Kendra Conrad (South Tahoe High School), Samantha Forvilly (George Whittell High School), Caitlin Hannah (South Tahoe High School), Aspen Kidd (George Whittell High School), Farrah Kuenzi (Lake Tahoe Community College), Hunter Langford (Douglas High School), Jocelyn Lopez (South Tahoe High School), America Mata (Mt. Tallac High School), Kelsey McGillivray (Douglas High School), Lars Ponsness (Douglas High School), Jorge Reyes (Mt. Tallac High School), and Lek Wei Seow (South Tahoe High School). 
 
Administrative director Kim Simms, RN accepted the Auxiliary’s $57,500 donation to the Barton Family Birthing Center. The additional funds will provide an updated mom and baby monitoring system to allow more mobility while moms are in labor as well as new furniture at the hospital for moms and their families.
 
The Barton Auxiliary is an active group of volunteers who generously give their time, talents, and money to support Barton Hospital, its patients, and the community. In 2016, Auxiliary volunteers raised funds from The Attic and gift shop sales, holiday fundraisers, and personal donations. To find out more about the Barton Auxiliary, visit bartonhealth.org/auxiliary.

Image Description: CEO & President of Barton Health, Clint Purvance, MD (far left) and Auxiliary President Sandy Killian (far right) present Auxiliary Scholarships to (left to right): Aspen Kidd (George Whittell High School), Kelsey McGillivray (Douglas High School), Caitlin Hannah (South Tahoe High School), Kendra Conrad (South Tahoe High School), and Lars Ponsness (Douglas High School). Not pictured: Jocelyn Lopez (South Tahoe High School), Hunter Langford (Douglas High School), and Farrah Kuenzi (Lake Tahoe Community College).