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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.” …


Carson Tahoe Health’s Planned Construction
Transforming Medical Campus

If you’ve been by Carson Tahoe’s Medical Campus lately, you may have noticed a large connector bridge between the Regional Medical Center (RMC) and Sierra Surgery. 2019 marked the start of several major renovations and expansions to the not-for-profit’s medical center campus since opening in 2005. Now, after much dirt was moved, rocks relocated, cranes at work, and steel placed … the new walkway bridge has finally taken shape and the basic structural connection is complete. After years of planning & budgeting, Carson Tahoe broke ground on several projects in October 2019, beginning the first phase of its ten-year master campus improvements including an expansion of the emergency department and a 2-level enclosed walkway connector between the RMC and Sierra …


Anonymous Donor Matches Up to 25k in ‘Sponsor A Caregiver’ Campaign

After a month of fundraising, Carson Tahoe has raised over 42k towards supplying reusable ENVO N95 masks for their frontline workers. Now, an anonymous donor has offered a match, allowing donors to double their impact. That’s right, every new ‘Sponsor A Caregiver’ gift received until Feb. 21 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to 25k. “As a retired registered nurse and watching the COVID crisis explode, it seems only natural to help out our first responders and the Carson Tahoe Health team,” said a major donor who chose to remain anonymous. “They are dedicated to our community and go well beyond the scope of what they are asked, delivering compassionate care in times of crisis. Just as they take care of …


Carson Tahoe Asks For Community Support In ‘Sponsor A Caregiver’ Campaign

We are now approaching a full year of coordinated efforts to address and minimize the spread of COVID-19. This has presented challenges to many … including health systems near and far. Early this year, Carson Tahoe Health began to pivot service lines and conserve personal protective equipment (PPE). Its staff has worked tirelessly to take care of the community. As time has gone on, they’ve seen the real effects of wearing a standard N95 mask 8-12 hours a day including: rashes, breakouts, harsh sores, and pressure impacts on the skin. “N95s fit snuggly and over time, they start to leave indents and bruising on your face,” said Carson Tahoe ICU nurse, Alysha Chiasson BSN RN CCRN. “Taking care of COVID patients has been physically …


Carson Tahoe Helps Battle COVID-19 & Achieves Certification for CIHQ Acute Care Hospital and Primary Stroke Center

This year taught medical providers everywhere about their own resilience and dedication to the health & well-being of their communities. COVID-19 affected Carson Tahoe staff no differently, and it’s been a whirlwind of a year. With the dynamic nature of the pandemic, Carson Tahoe adjusted processes, rescheduled elective surgeries, and brought in more staff to handle the surge in COVID-19 patients. Despite battling a pandemic and operating at near capacity for months, Carson Tahoe effectively managed to achieve reaccreditation by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ). Additionally, Carson Tahoe received an early holiday surprise … the initial certification for Primary Stroke Center. “There’s no question this year has presented us many challenges,” said Dr. Allen Fink, Carson Tahoe …