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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®; 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 certification in total hip and knee joint replacement surgery. This accreditation demonstrates commitment to a higher standard of service, and provides a framework for organizational structure and management.

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Best Clinical Application Award
The Joint Commission recognized Barton Memorial Hospital’s capnography program as a “Best Clinical Application.” A capnography machine monitors a patient’s breathing during anesthesia and intensive care; by reviewing and improving prevention processes and implementing awareness programs, Barton Hospital greatly reduced risks and improved patient safety.

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Accreditation Licensing
Since our inception in 1963 Barton Health 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' Grade for Patient Safety in Hospital Safety Score

New Hospital Safety Scores were announced by The Leapfrog Group, and Barton Memorial Hospital received an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system; the Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice a year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. 
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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.
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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 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.


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.

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 at Barton's Skilled Nursing facility. Overall ratings include 16 quality measures, in addition to staffing and health inspections.

Four Star Patient Experience

Four-Star Patient Experience
Barton Hospital ranked in the top 12% of California hospitals. Studies show that patients with better Patient Experience Scores, have better health outcomes. That is why our vision is to be the health leader known for compassion and chosen for quality.

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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.

We are proud to be your champion in providing consistently exceptional care.