Erin Meyering, Author at Carson Tahoe Health

Carson Tahoe Emergency Department First & Only to Win Emergency Nurses Association ‘Lantern Award’

Last week, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) announced that Carson Tahoe Health Emergency Department received the esteemed Lantern Award for 2020, which will span until 2023. The ENA recognizes just 25 emergency departments worldwide that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research. Carson Tahoe’s Health Emergency Department is the first and only organization in Nevada to receive this prestigious award. According to the ENA, the Lantern Award serves as a visible symbol of Carson Tahoe’s commitment to “quality, safety, and a healthy work environment.” With a stellar dedication to improvement and quality care, and the completion of a rigorous application process, the emergency department staff have categorically earned this recognition. …


Spring Has Sprung – Carson Tahoe Health Foothill Garden, Revitalized

It seems each season Carson Tahoe Health’s Foothill Garden grows. What originally started out as a simple hoop house to donate fresh produce to seniors through Meals on Wheels is now an outdoor garden mecca, which serves as a scene for garden classes, a trailhead connecting several area paths, and now a lush and aromatic space for the community. “Our Foothill Garden is an extension of what we do, system-wide,” says Alan Garrett, Carson Tahoe Health President & Chief Executive Officer. “Our focus on wellness, inside and outside hospital walls allows us to tune into the many contributing factors to healing … one of which is nature.” A Healthy History In late summer 2017, Carson Tahoe teamed up with The …


Medical Qualification for Disability Benefits with Cancer

Some cancers respond to treatment quickly. Others are highly aggressive or more advanced at the time of diagnosis. The level of disability for patients with cancer varies greatly from one case to the next. The cancer type determines how the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers your application for benefits. You may have a form of the disease that qualifies for automatic approval, or the type of cancer with which you’ve been diagnosed may be one that doesn’t always get approved for disability. If you can prove you are eligible, disability benefits ensure steady income, and since there are multiple ways to achieve a disability approval, you shouldn’t lose hope. Disability Listings and Medical Qualification The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains …


Carson Tahoe Health Collaborates with Carson and Douglas High Schools to Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In support of breast cancer awareness this October, Carson Tahoe Health has donated pink athletic socks for Carson and Douglas High School’s football players to dawn for their big rivalry game October 25. Pink was chosen as it is the signature color for breast cancer, representing hope & healing for so many. Research has shown one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. “Encouraging our local high schools to be part of a worldwide health campaign like breast cancer awareness is just one way to get students involved,” says Michelle Joy, Chief Operating Officer at Carson Tahoe Health. “It’s also an excellent way to educate the community regarding breast cancer.” It’s true …


Carson Tahoe Breast Center Chosen as Only Provider in Nevada to Participate in International Clinical Trial

Carson Tahoe Breast Center was selected as the only provider in Nevada, and one of only 131 worldwide, to participate in the prestigious Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST). Led by Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe Breast Center, this innovative program will offer new advancements, opportunities, and expertise in the early detection of breast cancer. Since opening the comprehensive Breast Center in August 2016, many women have accessed the facility for preventive & diagnostic care. “Carson Tahoe is honored to have been chosen as the only provider in Nevada to participate in the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial,” said Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe. “This progressive clinical trial reflects our dedication to empowering women …