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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 …


Showing Comradery – Carson Tahoe Health Celebrates First Survivor’s Day Post-Pandemic

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, Carson Tahoe Health’s Cancer Center hosted an event to honor and celebrate cancer survivors. Sunday, June 5th marked a day full of activities, drawing community together in support of the 35th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, recognized the first Sunday of each June.   The goal of the event is to commemorate cancer survivors and those who have supported loved ones in the fight. This, as well as inspire those with a recent diagnosis, gather support for families, and offer outreach to the community.   Sunday’s event drew nearly 170 people from all over the Quad County area to the Carson Tahoe Health Cancer Center. While there, attendees painted rocks, enjoyed …


Help Spread Some Good Karma!

Doesn’t it seem like we’re always asked for donations at THE worst possible time?  You know, like during the holidays when our budgets thin, and we’re just trying to provide for our own families? The holidays are magic and who wouldn’t want to bring a little magic to someone in need?  While we all want to do what we can, we empathize that sometimes that can be tough. So, we thought, why not take a collection year round? Ask when finances aren’t stretched so thin? So, The Center for Health Promotion will be taking collection of various items that can fill our Karma Boxes and lend a hand to those that are in need – year round.  We’ve curated a list to …


Meet Mary Sue Zinsmeister

Carson Tahoe’s New Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President In this Q & A, our newest leadership team member, Mary Sue, shares with us what she believes are some exciting new frontiers in the field of nursing and also what makes her so excited to step into this new leadership role. Q: What lead you to choose a career in nursing? A: I was the child that would bring home hurt animals and help them heal. My older sister inspired me to go into nursing. She was a nurse and first worked in a nursing home caring for our community elders. I also volunteered at the local nursing home and at assisted living facilities. I knew this was my life …


Sponsor Your Caregivers’ Calm

The pandemic has been a challenging time for all, and the healthcare world has been no different. Carson Tahoe Health has remained dedicated to the community and its staff has worked tirelessly to be a resource during this turbulent time. The organization is now asking for your help – to Sponsor Your Caregivers’ Calm. From now through the holidays, you’ll be able to donate and support local caregivers’ mental well-being through the Calm app – which offers a suite of services, including meditations, as well as sleep & stress management. “Our caregiver’s commitment to the health and well-being of our community means they are here for you and your family during good times and bad,” says Alan Garrett, President and …