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Carson Tahoe Health Announces New CEO & Path Forward

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) announces the retirement of Alan Garrett, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The pandemic proved to be a pivotal time in healthcare. It paved the way for great community collaboration, and encouraged individuals, as well as organizations, to gain perspective on their priorities. Many industries spanning far beyond healthcare, have been affected by what is being referred to as ‘The Great Resignation’.   “After a period of thoughtful discernment, I have decided it is time to retire and bring my other interests to the forefront,” said Alan Garrett in a letter to staff on Wednesday. “Healthcare will be a unique challenge for the foreseeable future. The industry is at a crossroads. I encourage you to care …


The Heart of Your Medical Home

Carson Tahoe Health is ready to meet the needs of the community with a variety of healthcare options. The Association of American Medical Colleges is projecting that by 2025 there will be a considerable shortfall of primary care physicians nationwide. The current rise in mid-level providers has been in response to not only the present physician shortage but also the projected shortfall. What is a Mid-Level Provider? Your provider is at the heart of your medical home. Your health can be managed either by your physician or a mid-level provider such as a physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner (NP), or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). These mid-level providers go through rigorous training and are becoming more common in today’s healthcare …


Public encouraged to participate in Community
Health Needs Assessment for Quad Counties

Survey will provide insight into the community’s most pressing public health needs Carson Tahoe Health, in partnership with several area health organizations, including Carson City Health and Human Services, Lyon County Human Services and more, is inviting the public to take an online survey to determine the most pressing health-related needs from the perspective of community members. The survey requests input from the public about the availability of opportunities to be physically, mentally, socially, and economically healthy. The survey, conducted every 3 – 5 years provides local health organizations with feedback about the most pressing community health issues according to citizens, as well as provide an update on health issue status. The survey will be open from now until 5 …


HopeFest, Carson Tahoe Health’s pinnacle event, raises funds for local cancer patients

In partnership with Sierra Nevada REALTORS®, the 12th annual HopeFest returns, in-person, as Cornhole’s Best for HopeFest, a rockin’ cornhole tournament. The tournament will raise funds to support community members facing cancer by providing assistance with rent and mortgage payments, gas vouchers, groceries and more. Additionally, funds will help pay for the refurbishment of Carson Tahoe Health’s no-cost Merriner Cottages which provide lodging for cancer patients and their families. The tournament begins on Friday, Aug. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Curry St. parking lot across from McFadden Plaza in Carson City. For more information and to sign up for the tournament, visit www.carsontahoe.com/hopefest.html. “Sierra Nevada REALTORS® are honored and thrilled to partner with Carson Tahoe Health to host HopeFest,” …


Building a Safe Workplace & Community

Workplace Violence: (Defined by OSHA): Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. Workplace violence is an important public health issue and a growing concern in healthcare, particularly since the COVID 19 pandemic. Many studies show that healthcare workers, specifically nurses, are at a much higher risk than most other professions. Here are a few facts to consider from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): 80 percent of nurses do not feel safe in their workplace. In a survey of 125 ED nurses, intensive care unit and general floor nurses at a regional medical center, 82 percent of ED nurses have been …