News briefs: Barton’s CEO honored, senior news and more |

News briefs: Barton’s CEO honored, senior news and more


Barton Health’s CEO and President Dr. Clint Purvance made the list for the top 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems across the nation by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Dr. Purvance moved to his current role in Nov. 2015 after serving as Barton Health’s Chief Medical Officer for eight years. He has practiced medicine at Barton Memorial Hospital since 1999.

“All recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers, leading initiatives to improve their individual organizations and the healthcare of the communities they serve,” stated Becker’s Hospital Review in a press release.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly industry publication that reaches more than 18,000 people.


South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., will host this season’s final Saturday Night Bingo on Sunday, Sept. 10. It is a fundraiser for the Seniors. Anyone, 18 years of age and older, is welcome to play. Doors open at 4 p.m., game packs will be sold starting at 5 p.m. Regular games start at 6 p.m. Minimum buy-in is $15 per pack. Call Arline at 530-545-1277 or 530-542-6094 for more information.


The American Legion Post 795 is hosting a 9-11 memorial at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. The service will feature lunch, cake and coffee. The bar will also be open.

The ceremony will honor the innocent victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, airline flight takeovers and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism and other service members who continue to fight and die for our freedom.


Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. at El Dorado Beach’s Lakeview Commons. Live music by Taking Root is planned from 5-7:30 p.m.

Darla DeMoss is also honored to be in her hometown, South Lake Tahoe, to release a single, called “Man in Blue,” for the police officers and all those in law enforcement

Light refreshments will be served.


The El Dorado County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is currently looking for a community volunteer to assist with general office duties. The volunteer office assistant will help with tasks such as data entry, filing, organizing paperwork and answering phones. Program staff is seeking a volunteer who can help five to 10 hours per week during normal business hours in the Placerville office.

“The purpose of the Ombudsman Program is to promote the interests, well-being, and rights of the residents of long-term care facilities. At the heart of the program is its core of citizen volunteers. Without their commitment and tireless efforts, we would be unable to meet the ever-increasing demand for our services,” said Deborah Johnston, program supervisor of the El Dorado County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. “Our volunteers come from many walks of life, but they do share one thing in common — their commitment to improving residents’ lives. We are looking for a volunteer who possesses genuine care and concern for older adults in our community.”

Individuals interested in volunteering for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program are asked to please contact Debbie Johnston at 530-621-6271. Volunteers will be required to pass a background check. Volunteers who are over the age of 55, low-income and meet eligibility criteria may possibly qualify for paid compensation as a volunteer through the AARP Foundation’s Senior Community Service Employment Program.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a service of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Community Services Division. Additional information can be found at


South Lake Tahoe will be the site of the California Association of Public Cemetery (CAPC) annual Education Seminar. CAPC is a statewide association of Public Cemetery Districts whose purpose is to promote the development and governance of Public Cemetery Districts in California.

The seminar will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, and Friday, Oct. 8, at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. Friday’s meeting will begin with a presentation by the Honorable Wendy Davis, Mayor of South Lake Tahoe. Mayor Davis will welcome and introduce attendees to the City of South Lake Tahoe. This will be followed by a featured cemetery, Temecula Public Cemetery District, which will be presented by Joe Sands, Foreman.

Should there be any comments or questions, the CAPC office may be contacted at 888-344-9858.

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