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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 …


William N. Pennington Foundation provides half a million-dollar donation to support Carson Tahoe Cancer Center

The William N. Pennington Foundation recently granted $543,898 for renovations of the only no-cost lodging in our region for patients facing cancer. The grant will cover all of the internal cottage upgrades, including new furniture, fireplaces, paint, window coverings and more. The cottages are utilized by patients from all over rural Northern Nevada who would otherwise have to travel great distances multiple times a week to receive care. Since its founding in 1989, the William N. Pennington Foundation has demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of rural Nevadans. Their generosity supports individuals like Susan from Lovelock, who shared how access to these cottages impacted her: “My first thought when receiving the treatment plan was ‘I can’t do this. I …


Connector Between Carson Tahoe Health Regional Medical Center & the Sierra building Now Open!

A construction project in the works since 2017, before the pandemic, before a national staffing shortage, and before grueling Tahoe fires … is now complete. After much planning, two years of construction and fine-tuning, and a blessing from Peggy Locke, CTH Chaplain, the Carson Tahoe Walkway between Carson Tahoe Health’s Regional Medical Center and Sierra is open for use. The enclosed structure bridges across Eagle Valley Creek and offers large windowed walls and spectacular views of the surrounding flora and fauna while providing patients, staff, and visitors convenient access between the two buildings. With two levels, the multi-purpose walkway can be used by both visitors and guests (upper level), and by staff and emergency medical services to transport patients (lower …


Scholarship program for Carson City AYSO Region 140 fully funded through 2022

AYSO Carson City, which has served more than 25,000 children since 1976, is able to cover the cost of partial and full scholarships thanks to a grant provided by Carson Tahoe Health’s (CTH) Community Partnership Fund and the determination of one CTH employee. AYSO, a non-profit organization, will use the funds to cover registration fees for families who demonstrate need to the organization. For more information on AYSO Carson City, visit www.aysocarsoncity.org.    “As an all-volunteer organization, we work diligently to deliver a great soccer learning experience for every child we work with,” said Jon Hager, Commissioner for Carson City AYSO Region 140. “Thanks to the support of the CTH Community Partnership Fund, we are able to greatly reduce registration …


Vehicle donated by Robert Z. Hawkins Foundations supports behavioral health outreach in Quad Counties

The Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, which has served northern Nevada as a non-profit since 1980, has donated a vehicle to Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) for its behavioral health outreach programs. The vehicle will be used to assist CTH professionals and increase access to care through programs such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), First Episode Psychosis (FEP), school suicide risk assessments and community education around mental health awareness and suicide. To learn more about Carson Tahoe health, visit www.carsontahoe.com. “Our primary goal for these programs is to improve access to mental and behavioral healthcare for individuals in our community who struggle to find resources,” said Christina Sapien, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health Services for Carson Tahoe Health. “Thanks to this donation, …