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Barton trying to raise funds for CO poison monitor

Responding to the high number of carbon monoxide poisoning cases seen each year, Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation is trying to raise $36,000 for a Carbon Monoxide Oximetry Device.

It measures the level of carbon monoxide in blood and would allow the hospital to identify the patients that need extraordinary lifesaving oxygen therapy.

“We are receiving donations. We got a bunch in yesterday,” said Linda Thompson of the foundation. “The community is really supportive of the foundation.”



People suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning can suffer from headaches, difficulty breathing, irritability, confusion and lack of consciousness. Victims can die.

Donations can be sent to:



Barton Hospital Foundation

P.O. Box 7316

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158

Please indicate CO Device on your check


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