Carson Tahoe Health, Author at Carson Tahoe Health

Fun In the Summer Sun – Safely!

COVID-19 had many of us cooped up – for pretty much all of 2020 – causing us to avoid many of our normal, fun, social outdoor activities. But, 2021 is not 2020. With more and more people now fully vaccinated, we are packing our bags, hitting the road, and finding fun in the summer sun! Before you head out the door for your weekend adventure … don’t forget to grab the sunscreen … and an extra big hat! Right now, Carson Tahoe’s Health & Wellness Institute is offering no-cost skin cancer screenings during the month of June. With both the screenings and summer on the horizon, we thought now would be a good time to discuss skin cancer and everything …


Carson Tahoe Health Achieves Pathway To Excellence® Designation For Safeguarding The Well-being Of Its Caregivers

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) joins the three percent of hospitals in the nation to have received Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights an organization’s commitment to creating a healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued. CTH nurses – from the urgent cares and medical group clinics to the Regional Medical Center and surgery rooms – are an integral part of the healthcare team. And at Carson Tahoe, they have a voice in the policy and practice decisions that influence their work. “Pathway nurses are engaged, resulting in higher job satisfaction, reduced turnover, improved safety, and better patient outcomes,” says Joanne Miller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, …


Call For Community Members To Be Involved in Carson Tahoe Health Patient/Caregiver Partnership Council

The COVID-19 pandemic truly shook up our worlds, especially that of the healthcare industry. As a result, and to fully embrace its mission of enhancing the health and well-being of those it serves, Carson Tahoe Health is creating a Patient/Caregiver Partnership Council to garner thoughtful & constructive input from its community. “At Carson Tahoe Health, we believe listening to understand is vital to healing,” says Kitty McKay, Carson Tahoe Health Patient Experience Director. “Bringing in the voices of those we serve will help our teams be more proactive in addressing the community’s needs.” The council meetings will consist of patients, caregivers, and staff members who will meet on a bi-monthly basis. Each meeting will be small enough to be held …


What do I need to know about Colorectal Cancer screenings?

You’ve got the *poower!* to take charge of your health! We know when it comes to the topic of Colorectal Cancer Screening, your face may *flush* and you may want to run the other way! Fortunately, in today’s world, screening can be done in the comfort of your own home. And the great news is, Carson Tahoe’s Health and Wellness Institute is here, ready to help you stay on top of your health screenings. Did you know, according to the American Cancer Society, aside from skin cancers, “colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.” While that statistic may be alarming, it is just another reminder of how important screenings and …


Busting Myths for Organ Donor Month

Did you know: More than 100,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving transplant, according to Donate Life America? With spring in full bloom, it brings with it a renewed sense of hope, making it the perfect time to register to be an organ donor. As April is National Donate Life Month, you can offer the gift of life, and even encourage others to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor, while also taking this time to honor those that have saved lives through their gift of donation. We know the topic of organ donation can be a difficult one (both emotionally and spiritually). To make it even harder, there are many misconceptions out there about becoming an organ donor. …