Carson Tahoe Health Creates Cancer Triage Line

Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, an affiliate of Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah recently added a nurse triage line to provide symptom management to established patients. The nurse triage line coordinates care between the patient, nurses, and physicians at the Cancer Center. “This allows us to support the patients and their caregivers, assess patient concerns over the phone, reduce unnecessary emergency department visits, and even guide patients towards seeking proper medical attention,” said Maria Sampang RN, OCN and AIC Nurse Manager at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. Uncomfortable symptoms can occur both during and after chemotherapy treatment and it is important to have these symptoms assessed and evaluated by an oncology team so they do not worsen. The triage line …


Another day in the Emergency Department

By Meg Jack, MD Carson Tahoe Emergency Department Medical Director The alarm clock begins to buzz and startles my eyes open.  My day begins just like any other working person’s day.  I get myself ready thinking of the myriad of things I need to check off of my to-do list. I try not to spill coffee during my commute, but the inevitable slip-up dribble happens and I pray that it lands on the seatbelt instead of my scrubs.   I use my commute to shift from making lunches, securing ponytails, and double-checking that homework assignments are packed in backpacks to emotionally preparing for the uncertain day ahead. As an Emergency Medicine doctor, we must bring the best version of ourselves …


Fat Loss for a Healthy Summer!

The days have gotten longer and the weather has gotten warmer – summertime is here! It’s that time of the year where you can incorporate outdoor activities into your daily workout. Don’t have one? Don’t fret, there is still time to develop one and get into the healthy habit of exercising. Your next question probably is, what is the best type of exercise for me? Well, it all depends on the goal you want to achieve.  If your ultimate goal is to lose weight, you should look into cardio and strength workouts. Does one exercise have greater benefits than another? Research has shown that strength exercises can burn more calories, because of the after-burn effect (where you burn more calories …


Q & A with New CEO Alan Garrett

Donor Questions What do you most want the community to know about you? I have a fundamental belief that everyone should have access to quality health care and I have pledged my entire career to non-profit healthcare. I’m excited to be in Northern Nevada and serving at Carson Tahoe. CTH is an organization everyone should be proud of. It is one of the best hospitals in Nevada (don’t take my word for it, ask the federal government). I am very family-centric and have been blessed with a best friend wife, amazing kids, and a loving and supportive extended family. I love the outdoors and in my free time, I explore and photograph natural places. I have a creative streak that …


Carson Tahoe Health Voted ‘Best Place to Work’

Carson Tahoe Health claimed 2nd place in the extra-large employer category at the 12th Annual Greater Reno-Tahoe Best Places to Work Celebration presented by Northern Nevada Human Resources Association on April 25, 2019. “At Carson Tahoe Health, a key aspect of our mission is to treat people professionally and compassionately, with dignity and respect,” says Larry Fagerhaug, Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer at Carson Tahoe Health. “While our goal is to always provide top-quality care, we also strive for our employees to find balance and quality of life, while making a difference.” Carson Tahoe Health was a finalist among 3 other prestigious organizations including Tahoe Forest System, Patagonia, and Charles River Laboratories. The winners were determined through an …