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2018-19 Barton Health Doctor of the Year, Dr. Matthew Wonnacott

Barton Health Salutes 2019 Doctor of the Year, Matthew Wonnacott, MD

(South Lake Tahoe, CA) – The votes have been counted and Matthew Wonnacott, MD, has been named Barton Health’s Doctor of the Year. Each year, hundreds of Barton staff members cast their vote to nominate a favorite physician in honor of National Doctor’s Day, and the 2019 -2020 winner was announced at Barton’s Physicians Day Celebration today.

Dr. Wonnacott was recently appointed to Chief Medical Officer at Barton Health. He was previously Medical Director and a family practitioner at Barton Community Health Center. Dr. Wonnacott was instrumental in bringing a new Medication-Assisted Treatment program to address substance abuse and opioid dependency in the community.

“The Doctor of the Year votes for Dr. Wonnacott spoke to his compassion with patients as well as his positive and professional work ethic,” said Clint Purvance, MD, Barton Health President and CEO. “Barton Health salutes Dr. Wonnacott’s leadership and efforts to provide consistently exceptional care for our community.”Dr. Wonnacott joined Barton in 2017. He has more than 20 years of experience in the medical field, including serving as Chief of Medical Staff and Chief Operations Officer at David Grant Medical Center. 

From physicians to ancillary staff, Barton Health strives to provide consistently exceptional care. More information about Barton Health’s safety and quality standards and performance measures is available at bartonhealth.org/quality.