Barton Health hires former Carson Valley Medical Center CEO to serve as new COO |

Barton Health hires former Carson Valley Medical Center CEO to serve as new COO

Preston Becker
Courtesy Barton Health

Barton Health on Monday announced a new hire who will serve in a newly created leadership position within the health care organization.

Preston Becker, who most recently served as CEO of Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville, is Barton’s new chief operating officer, according to a press release. The COO position is a new one at Barton, which co-owns Carson Valley Medical Center.

In his new role, Becker will oversee all direct patient care departments, which provide care in the acute, post-acute, and ambulatory settings, according to Barton.

“In our efforts to deliver consistently exceptional care, we strive to enhance communication between patients, providers and staff as well as improve standardization resulting in better health outcomes,” Dr. Clint Purvance, CEO and president of Barton Health, said in a press release. “Mr. Becker has the knowledge and experience to lead this effort and elevate the healthcare experience for our patients.”

Becker comes to Barton with 12 years of experience holding leadership positions for health care organizations in Idaho and Nevada.

“I see my role as instrumental in developing and standardizing systems that result in patient-centric care,” Becker said in the press release. “I strongly believe in having a positive impact on the community I serve by finding ways that support our patients and community members in living happy, healthier lives.”

Becker, his wife and four children love the outdoor lifestyle offered in Lake Tahoe, according to the press release. The family enjoys trail hiking in the summer, and looks forward to the possibility of becoming a ski family this winter.

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