Carson Tahoe Health’s Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center Honored by Human Services Network

Carson Tahoe Health is pleased to announce Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center was recognized Thursday, Jan. 9 for its diligent efforts in advocacy, community connections, and support for those experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. The 31st Annual Human Services Awards named Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center Agency of the Year. “Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services (BHS) was incredibly honored to receive this award,” said Christina Sapien, Director of Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services. “Our team of outstanding mental health professionals work hard to meet the needs of the people we serve.” The mission of the Human Services Network (HSN) is to create connections, share information, strengthen providers, and support and advocate for good public policy thus assuring …


Community Partners Welcome First Baby Born in 2020

Royce Ponton gave birth to a new baby boy, Leviathan Wayne Ponton at 12:53 AM on Jan. 1, the first baby of 2020 at Carson Tahoe; he also achieved the title of first Northern Nevada baby born in 2020! But, unbeknownst to Royce, she had even more to celebrate! For the first time ever, Western Nevada College (WNC) provided the first New Year baby a full academic scholarship through the college’s foundation. Now, when Leviathan is of age and decides to explore higher education, he will have one less thing to worry about following high school graduation. The donation came as a wonderful surprise to the family. “We are so excited to receive such a significant, meaningful gift for our …


Carson Tahoe Health & Carson Rotary Celebrate Labyrinth Anniversary & Community Partnership

Today marks 13 years since the opening of the outdoor Labyrinth located at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. The unique space was made possible through a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Carson City. In 2006, under the leadership of past president Rafael Cappucci, the Rotary Club contributed $75,000 to build the Labyrinth, and gave another $200,000 in support of the Cancer Center project over a four-year period. “We are truly grateful to our dedicated community partners,” says Alan Garrett, President & CEO of Carson Tahoe Health. “Although I’m new to the community, it’s evident how much the Rotary Club has given to our region, and specifically, to Carson Tahoe. Collaborations such as the one we have with the …


Dr. Lorrel Toft named to cardiovascular clinical faculty & appointed in partnership between UNR Med and Carson Tahoe Health

Following a collaborative recruitment between the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Carson Tahoe Health, Lorrel Toft, M.D., F.A.C.C., a cardiovascular critical care physician and researcher, has been recruited as an associate professor for UNR Med’s Department of Internal Medicine as well as a cardiologist on staff with Carson Tahoe Health. Dr. Toft’s appointment comes as both healthcare partners collaborate to improve patient care and community well-being, as well as increase research opportunities for health professionals and scientists. In her new roles, Toft will utilize her experience in clinical, educational and research settings while expanding community cardiac care. She will serve as a full-time faculty member at UNR Med while providing integrated clinical activities with the Carson Tahoe …


Carson Tahoe Health Creates Cancer Triage Line

Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, an affiliate of Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah recently added a nurse triage line to provide symptom management to established patients. The nurse triage line coordinates care between the patient, nurses, and physicians at the Cancer Center. “This allows us to support the patients and their caregivers, assess patient concerns over the phone, reduce unnecessary emergency department visits, and even guide patients towards seeking proper medical attention,” said Maria Sampang RN, OCN and AIC Nurse Manager at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. Uncomfortable symptoms can occur both during and after chemotherapy treatment and it is important to have these symptoms assessed and evaluated by an oncology team so they do not worsen. The triage line …