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Barton Auxiliary

Barton Auxiliary

2170 South Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5728 aemail@bartonhealth.org

President, Vikki Egry
First Vice President, Maria Lundholm
Second Vice President, Joanne Donmoyer
Recording Secretary, Linda Coffman
Treasurer, Carol McInnes

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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 Panels, Comfort Cart, Front Desk Hospital 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 Panels – 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 with 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, a tradition since 1989.
  • Ways & Means – Help with fundraising events.
  • 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, Barton Memorial Hospital, and the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness.

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:

  • General MemberDues are $15 per year – Members regularly participate in active service programs of the Auxiliary and serve a minimum of 100 hours yearly.
  • Part-time MemberDues are $15 per year – 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.
  • Junior VolunteerNo dues – Ages 16-18.

How to Become an Auxiliary Member:

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

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

Please allow up to 60 days to complete at pre-screening, which includes a background check and verification of immunizations. Once completed you will attend a new volunteer orientation and will pay membership dues. There is a volunteer coordinator dedicated to assist you in this process.

For more information, call: 530.541.4261, Maria Lundholm, First Vice-President & Membership Chairperson.