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Barton Auxiliary

Barton Auxiliary

2170 South Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

President, Vikki Egry
Vice President, Maria Lundholm
Recording Secretary, Linda Coffman
Corresponding Secretary, Suzanne Jelitko
Treasurer, Margaret Anton

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About the Auxiliary:

Since 1960, the Barton Memorial Hospital (BMH) Auxiliary has been an active group of volunteers who give generously of their time and talents to support Barton Memorial Hospital, its patients and the community. The auxiliary members assist the hospital in promoting the health and welfare of the community in accordance with objectives established by the BMH Board of Directors.

The volunteers are dedicated citizens who make a difference in our community, with community blood drives, Wellness Lab Draws, Comfort Cart, Front Desk Guest Services, as well as numerous other activities. Their support of Barton Hospital is greatly appreciated by the hospital staff, physicians, patients, visitors and community.

The Auxiliary raises and donates funds each year to the hospital through special events, such as the annual: Book Fairs and Cheese Ball sales. The distribution of these funds is at the hospital’s sole discretion.

If you are looking for an activity that offers remarkable rewards and fulfillment, the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary may have the right opportunity for you.

Reasons for Volunteering:

  • Stay active during retirement
  • Learn new job skills
  • Joy in helping others
  • Sense of accomplishment
  • Share your skills with others
  • Meet new people
  • Give back to the community
  • Accept new challenges
  • Explore careers in healthcare

Areas for Volunteering:

  • Front Desk Hospital Services – Greet and direct visitors, deliver flowers and cards, and assist with patient discharge.
  • Emergency Department – Greet and assist families.
  • Wellness Lab Draws – Clerical assistance for the lab draws twice a month.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility – Visit with or read to residents, help in the activities room, take residents for a walk, play cards and games, and more.
  • Blood Drives – Assist the Sacramento BloodSource with the South Lake Tahoe blood drives.
  • Comfort Cart – Visit patients and provide them with comforting items, company, and conversation.
  • Cheese Balls – Help make the Auxiliary's famous cheese balls, tradition since 1989.
  • Ways & Means – Help with fundraising events.
  • Board of Directors – Serve as chair person or officer on the Auxiliary Board of Directors.
  • Other Areas As Needed – Assist with various projects, such as stuffing mailers and invitations, greet patients in other departments, and volunteer for events hosted by Public Relations, Barton Foundation and Barton Hospital.

What is Membership:

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to all persons who are interested in Barton Memorial Hospital and are willing to conform to the Bylaws and Policies of the Auxiliary that have been approved by the Barton Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. All memberships may be renewed annually upon payment of dues.

Types of Membership:

  • Active MemberDues are $15 per year – Active members regularly participate in active service programs of the Auxiliary and serve a minimum of 100 hours yearly.
  • Part-time Seasonal MemberDues are $15 per year – Active seasonal members, serving 50 or more hours yearly.
  • Associate MemberDues are $50 per year – Associate members are interested in the purpose of the Auxiliary and may participate in all events and services of the Auxiliary, but are not required to serve a specific number of hours.
  • Life Member$500 one-time payment – Specific criteria must be met. Contact the president if you have questions regarding life membership.

How to Become an Auxiliary Member:

  1. Complete and submit an Auxiliary Application Form with applicable dues.
    Download Form (PDF format)
    Mail form to:

    Barton Auxiliary
    Attn: Vice President/ Membership
    2170 South Ave.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

  2. Interview with the Auxiliary Coordination Team.

  3. Receive Board approval and attend Barton orientation.

  4. Attend an Auxiliary Orientation.

  5. Attend "Confidentiality Segment of General Orientation" for Barton Employees.

  6. Submit to a TB skin test and/or chest x-ray, if desiring to work in the hospital (provided by the hospital without charge).

  7. Have photo taken for ID badge (in the personnel office).

  8. For More Information, call: 530.541.4261, Maria Lundholm, Vice-President & Membership Chairperson