South Lake Tahoe, CA…Barton Health purchased the Lakeside Inn and Casino property in Stateline, Nevada to further its long term goals of expanding access to medical care and widening an integrated, bi-state health system presence in the region. Establishing a robust medical presence within both California and Nevada allows Barton to provide health and wellness services to a greater number of patients.
The former Lakeside Inn and Casino closed for business in 2020 and is located adjacent to Barton’s Stateline Medical Center campus, where building development opportunities are limited. Expanding the medical campus in Nevada allows Barton to offer many more services including lower cost outpatient services due to the lessened regulatory environment offered by the state of Nevada.
“Our Community Health Needs Assessments continue to identify access to care as a top priority for our community,” says Dr. Clint Purvance, Barton Health President and CEO. “As we outgrow our South Lake Tahoe campus, expanding services at Stateline not only meets our strategic growth goals, but allows us to increase access to patients on the East Shore.”
Barton’s Stateline Medical Center already provides services including primary and urgent care, outpatient surgery, occupational health, physical therapy and an outpatient lab. Barton recently also opened an outpatient MRI service at Stateline at greatly reduced costs to the community. Barton plans to continue investing in its Stateline Medical Center campus and bringing additional health services—the Lakeside Inn and Casino property will help Barton achieve its goals of expanding access to health and wellness programs to the broader region.
The sale will offer community and environmental benefits including the removal of an aging property and an environmental remediation of the site. Barton, in partnership with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and other local agencies, will maximize environmental remediation efforts due to the property’s size and proximity to the lake. Demolition and restoration of this site is slated for this year.