Carson Tahoe Health Introduces Anterior Hip Replacement

Carson Tahoe Health is proud to announce the addition of direct anterior (DA) hip replacement surgery to its surgical capabilities, allowing patients the option for a minimally-invasive procedure with a quick recovery time. Anterior hip replacement, an alternative to traditional approaches, is performed through a small incision made at the front of the hip. With this approach, the surgeon enters the hip between rather than cutting through muscles, which can minimize tissue injury and improve postoperative rehabilitation time. Multiple studies have now shown that recovery is quicker with the direct anterior approach, and in some instances, allows patients to discharge home the day of surgery. The addition of anterior hip replacement will allow patients in the greater Carson City area …


Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center One of the Highest CMS Rated Hospitals in Northern Nevada

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center has achieved a 4-star rating for an acute care hospital, out-ranking the national average of 3-stars. An upward movement in this ranking scale is not an easy achievement as the data behind these star ratings lag anywhere from 6 to 18 months behind and the core measures are consistently changing. Carson Tahoe is one of the highest-ranked acute-care hospitals in Nevada. CMS annually releases ratings to objectively compare the quality of care for over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the nation. For each hospital, CMS summarizes 57 core quality measures around mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and …


Carson Tahoe Health Names Next CEO, Alan Garrett

Carson Tahoe Health’s Board of Directors appointed Alan Garrett as the new Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2019, replacing Ed Epperson who retired December 31, 2018. A seasoned healthcare executive with diverse experience and a progressive leadership style, Garrett will assume day-to-day control of the Carson Tahoe Health system. Having served in financial, operational and executive leadership positions over the past three decades, Garrett brings significant experience working with healthcare systems and hospitals to his new position as CEO. In previous roles, Garrett was known as an inspiring, visionary and results-driven leader, a reputation he hopes to carry on at Carson Tahoe Health. From Chino Hills, California, Garrett’s experience in healthcare started in 1989 when he joined United Western …


Carson Tahoe Health to Expand Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center

Carson Tahoe Health is pleased to announce the generous multi-year pledge of $800,000, by the Mallory Foundation to allow for expansion of Carson Tahoe’s Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center, more than doubling the center’s capacity for treatment. Since opening in January 2017, the Carson Tahoe Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center (Mallory) has served as a safety net for the community, through immediate psychiatric help and paving a pathway for patients’ recovery. Mallory is a ten-bed facility that provides access to high-quality care for patients experiencing mental health and/or substance use crises acting as an alternative to the emergency room or jail. “Before Mallory opened their doors, patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis had limited treatment options,” said Michelle Joy, Vice President, …


Carson Tahoe Breast Center Recognized by the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Contributions in Oncology Research

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) and the Carson Tahoe Breast Center have recently been recognized by the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Contributions in Oncology Research. The award comes on the heels of a prestigious clinical trial, the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), for which recruitment began in August 2017. Led by Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe Breast Center, this innovative program was one of just 131 trials worldwide and the only in Nevada. The Carson Tahoe Breast Center was recognized for having the second most number of patients enrolled in the successful trial. “Carson Tahoe was not only honored to participate in the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial, but also excited to have the opportunity to …