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Barton Memorial Hospital

Barton Designated A Blue Distinction Center for Knee & Hip Replacement

(South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Memorial Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee & Hip Replacement. Solidifying a legacy of orthopedic care in the Lake Tahoe region, this national certification marks Barton’s expertise in delivering high-quality medical services and better patient outcomes with knee and hip replacement surgeries.

The quality surgical care that earned Barton this Blue Distinction® designation starts long before patients head into the operating room for their knee or hip replacement. Working up to their procedure, a nurse navigator is assigned to each patient to assist throughout the entire process, ensuring individual health needs are addressed. Coordinated pre-surgery programs and perioperative services help optimize patients for successful surgery and recovery, resulting in shorter length of stay and less complications afterwards.

These pre-surgical programs have paved the way for same-day knee and hip replacement surgeries to now be available locally through Barton. Qualifying patients go through a step-by-step process with their surgeon and care team to optimize health before their outpatient procedure, so they can begin recovery from the comfort of home.

“This certification is the result of our team’s coordinated efforts to consistently deliver excellence in care,” said Dr. Clint Purvance, Barton Health President & CEO. “We are proud to offer high-quality orthopedic medical services to our community, helping them stay active and enjoy favorite activities.”

Blue Distinction® Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective criteria developed with input from the medical community and leading quality accreditation organizations. Blue Distinction® Centers for Knee & Hip Replacement have demonstrated expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, with lower complication rates and fewer hospital readmissions.

Barton Memorial Hospital is also a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care. Barton Family Birthing Center earned this designation in 2018 for providing healthy outcomes for mothers and babies.

To learn more about orthopedic services and elective procedures available through Barton Health, visit BartonOrthopedicsAndWellness.com. A complete list of Barton Health’s accolades and industry recognition is available at BartonHealth.org/Quality.