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Consistently exceptional care isn't just our promise; it's in the proof.

The Joint Commission

A Top Performer
The Joint Commission identified Barton Memorial Hospital as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® in 2014; an exemplary performance in quality achievements. "Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care."

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Total Joint Certification
Barton Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Core Certification in Spine Surgery and Total Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery. These accreditations demonstrate commitment to a higher standard of service, and provides a framework for organizational structure and management.

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Accreditation Licensing
Since our inception in 1963 Barton Memorial Hospital has been fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Being accredited by The Joint Commission certifies our commitment to meeting certain performance standards ensuring patients experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care.

A 5-Star Rating

A Five-Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid gave Barton Memorial Hospital a five-star overall rating. Of rated hospitals nationwide, less than 14% receive a 5-star rating. The Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across five areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. Quality measures range from timeliness of care to patience experience.

Blue Distinction Center - Knee & Hip Replacement

Blue Distinction Center, Knee & Hip Replacement

The Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness is a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee & Hip Replacement. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated and show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

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Blue Distinction Center, Maternity

Barton Memorial Hospital's Family Birthing Center is a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Women's Choice Award

Women's Choice Award

Barton’s orthopedic care was also recently recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award recognizes U.S. hospitals with the highest safety ratings for safe surgery practices and lower rates of complications and infections. Barton ranked among the top 7% of the nearly 5,000 US hospitals.

California Hospital Association

The Standard in Excellence

The California Hospital Association awarded Barton Memorial Hospital the Standard in Excellence for quality and safety as a mentoring hospital.

A 5-Star Rating

A Five-Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid gave Barton Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility a five-star overall rating. Overall ratings include 16 quality measures, in addition to staffing and health inspections.

Cal Hospital Compare

Patient Safety Honor Roll

Cal Hospital Compare (CHC) recognized Barton Memorial Hospital on their 2019 Patient Safety Honor Roll, which utilizes 12 measures, as well as performance on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, to identify hospitals with comparatively higher patient safety performance.

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Maternity Care Honor Roll

Cal Hospital Compare (CHC) recognized Barton Memorial Hospital on their 2019 Maternity Honor Roll, based on hospitals hitting a national target of low-risk c-sections.

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SHPBest™ "Superior Performer" Patient Satisfaction Award

An overall patient satisfaction score that ranked Barton Home Health in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 and 2019 calendar years.


Best Performance
The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) recognized Barton’s excellence in providing safe, high quality health care with zero instances of hospital-acquired pressure injuries and infections patients can contract while hospitalized in 2017.

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Best Clinical Application Award

The Society for Technology in Anesthesia recognized Barton Memorial Hospital’s capnography program as a “Best Clinical Application” in 2017. A capnography machine monitors a patient’s breathing during anesthesia and intensive care; by reviewing and improving prevention processes and implementing awareness programs, Barton Memorial Hospital greatly reduced risks and improved patient safety.
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Zero Harm Score
The Hospital Quality Institute gave Barton Memorial Hospital a "zero harm score" for zero reports of preventable high harm incidences in 2016.

California Awards for Performance Excellence - Prospector Recognition

Prospector Recognition
The California Awards for Performance Excellence, administered by the California Council for Excellence, awarded Barton Health with the Prospector Recognition.

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Lake Tahoe's Only Level III Trauma Center
The American College of Surgeons named Barton Memorial Hospital as Lake Tahoe's only Level III Trauma Center offering expanded trauma care services for our region. Trauma centers must meet, at a minimum, 160 different essential criteria, and require consultation and verification visits, education requirements and a certification procedure.

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