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

The Joint Commission

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

Total Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery 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.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade: A - Fall 2021

Hospital Safety Grade

Barton Memorial Hospital received an A Grade in the The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade based on published hospital data regarding safety, quality, and resource use.

Newsweek World's Best Hospitals 2021

World's Best Hospitals Ranking

Barton earned a spot on the Newsweek World's Best Hospitals 2021 list. The list is determined by data prepared by Statista Inc., the respected global data research firm, and rates all hospitals on patient satisfaction data, recommendations from medical experts and hospital key performance indicators.

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.

Lown Institute

America's Most Socially Responsible Hospital

Barton Memorial Hospital was included on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index Honor Roll for America's Most Socially Responsible Hospital—ranking 17th on their list. Out of more than 3,000 hospitals, only 75 achieved Honor Roll status by earning “A” grades in equity, value, and outcomes, the three metrics used to determine overall social responsibility.

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.

Cal Hospital Compare

Maternity Care Honor Roll

Cal Hospital Compare (CHC) recognized Barton Memorial Hospital on their 2021 Maternity Honor Roll, based on hospitals hitting a national target of low-risk c-sections.

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: Skilled Nursing Facility

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.

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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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