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Ribbon Cutting: Marking a new era for health care in the region, Barton Health Chairman of the Board, Kirk Ledbetter, donor and philanthropist, Lisa Maloff and Barton Health President & CEO, Dr. Clint Purvance cut the ribbon at the Robert Maloff Center gra

New $15 Million Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness Innovates Regional Health Care

(South Lake Tahoe, CA) – A dream to improve community health and well-being of others is now a reality at the Robert Maloff Center, located on the Barton Health medical campus. The 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical facility houses the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness, which breaks the mold of regional health care by combining orthopedics, rehabilitation, performance-based training programs and overall wellness therapies. This new model of care addresses the entire patient, not just illness or injury.

Made possible by a $10 million donation from the “Angel of Tahoe” Lisa Maloff, the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness inside the Robert Maloff Center focuses on coordinated care, integrated treatments and education; a philosophy known as the continuum of care. Here, the patient’s journey is guided by care navigators, tapping any or all of the services offered by health care providers and certified practitioners at the Center.

“The Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness’ innovation is something we’ve been conceptualizing for over a decade,” said Barton Health CEO Dr. Clint Purvance at the Center’s grand opening event on July 12, 2018. “Now, with the support of our community, stakeholders, team members and donors we are providing a healthcare system that offers our community a new model of care, tailored to their personal goals and health journey.”

Designed to improve the health of the community, the Center combines traditional orthopedic medical care with integrative medicine and wellness treatments such as acupuncture, mindfulness classes, nutrition counseling, as well as personalized rehabilitation and sports performance. This proactive approach not only gets the patient moving again, but back to their active lifestyle – whether competing in Olympic trials or day hiking with grandchildren.

While offering multiple services for the entire community, the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness is also a certified U.S. Ski & Snowboard Center of Excellence. This designation represents advanced credibility for elite and Olympic athlete training in the snow sports arena, attracting local competitors such as Kyle Smaine, Lila Lapanja and Travis Ganong.

“The Sierra Nevada is a hotbed of ski and snowboard sports, home to many elite athletes and more than 2,000 young skiers and snowboarders who represent the future generations of American Olympians. The Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness gives them access to a world class facility and support to achieve their goals of competing,” said Luke Bodensteiner, U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Chief of Sport.

Barton Health’s orthopedic physicians are well-known in the area and around the world, as these doctors help residents keep up with mountain activities as well as providing medical care for the U.S. Ski Team. Barton has a deep history with providing orthopedic care for Olympians, going back to the 1960s with Dr. Paul Fry launching the first orthopedic treatment practice after the Winter Games at Squaw Valley. The Fry family donated $1 million for the installation of hot, cold and SwimEx performance and fitness pools at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness to carry on his legacy.

Barton Performance by ALTIS facilitates training programs that focus on helping community members of all abilities eat well, train well and restore well for whole-body health, optimal performance and injury-reduction. Group classes are offered daily with supervised training. Different from a gym or health club, Barton Performance integrates medical involvement with Barton Health’s high-level orthopedics and rehabilitation programs as needed, to help patients get back to enjoying their Lake Tahoe lifestyle.

Designed and built by The Neenan Company, the Robert Maloff Center was designed with the social aspect of medicine in mind. An open layout encourages dialogue that places the patient at the center of care with providers working in sync to ensure the whole person is treated. Constructed with sustainable building practices and low-VOC materials, Neenan recycled 50 percent of construction waste. Features such as premium parking for bicycles, carpool vehicles and low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles, as well as water-conserving plumbing fixtures, underline the care for community that the facility strives to deliver.

Outside the Robert Maloff Center, therapeutic and healing-designed landscaping is planned to blend into the trail network leading into Johnson Meadow, adjacent to the facility. As part of its commitment to community health and helping residents and visitors enjoy the great outdoors, Barton Health contributed $50,000 to the acquisition of Johnson Meadow – 206 acres of the Upper Truckee watershed east of the Center, to ensure access to trails and connect patients with the role nature plays in personal well-being.

To learn more about services offered at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness, visit bartonorthopedicsandwellness.com, or to schedule an assessment with a Health Coach or Barton Performance Coach call 530.539.6600.