Erin Meyering, Author at Carson Tahoe Health

Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which serves to recognize the importance of communities working together to help prevent child maltreatment, and help them thrive. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 1 in 7 children in the US has experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year, which can leave lasting trauma. Neglect is the most common form of child abuse … think leaving a young child at home alone for the day without the proper care or even food … think ignoring a child’s unique needs. Other types of child maltreatment include sexual, physical, and emotional or mental abuse. Many identify with the heartbreak that’s associated with young children growing up …


Carson Tahoe Acquires Olympus SOLTIVETM SuperPulsed Laser System, Designed for Treating Kidney Stones

Carson Tahoe Health is among the first in the Northern Nevada region to utilize the Olympus Soltive™ SuperPulsed Laser System in urology procedures. Soltive is an elegant new laser technology that enables physicians to deliver quicker and more efficient kidney stone removal and the treatment of enlarged prostates, which often translates to shorter procedural times and less patient discomfort. “One of our goals is to bring better healthcare home,” says Allen Fink, D.O., Carson Tahoe Health Vice President & Chief Medical Officer. “This improved laser technology will allow our physicians to more effectively treat patients experiencing painful stones and enlarged prostates. And, instead of traveling for advanced care, you can now receive advanced treatment here – right in your backyard.” …


Q & A With CNO, Joanne Miller

What lead you to choose a career in nursing? I grew up in a multi-generational home with my parents, maternal grandparents and maternal great grandfather. My great grandfather was a physician and at the ripe age of 6 years old, he allowed me to make house call visits with him. He said that I loved to talk to his patients. While he wanted me to become a doctor, I insisted that I wanted to be a nurse. When I was 16 years old, my 12-year old brother was diagnosed with a life threatening cancer. I saw first-hand the impact that caring and compassionate nurses made not only to the patient, but to the family. Why did you choose Carson Tahoe …


Carson Tahoe Welcomes New Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Joanne Miller

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) is proud to announce Joanne Miller as its new Vice President (VP) and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). She brings with her more than 30 years of hospital operations experience and nursing excellence. Before joining the CTH family, she served as VP & CNO of Patient Care for Johns Hopkins Medicine/Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. From the east coast to the west coast, Joanne says the most exciting thing about calling Nevada her new home is the majestic mountains, the beautiful landscape, and the fresh air! “I was seeking an opportunity in an organization whose mission and core values mirrored my own,” says Miller. “I want to make significant contributions that fill my passions for eliminating …


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. …