News Archives - Carson Tahoe Health

Local Cancer Patient Celebrates Recovery During COVID & Last Treatment

A message of hope worth spreading! After 3.5 years of cancer treatments at our Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, Trent Almeida is finally done! He finished his treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Monday, Sept. 14. Because the cancer center is limiting visitation at this time, Jen Almeida, Trent’s mother, coordinated with one of his nurses and the Carson Tahoe Ambulatory Infusion Center to throw a socially-distanced celebration in the parking lot of the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. His friends and family came from near and far to share his big day that was full of smiles, tears, and laughs! We wish you the best, Trent! You’re not only #TrentStrong, but you are also #CarsonTahoeStrong! Also, special shout out to the wonderful …


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 Celebrates First COVID-19, Intubated Patient Release Since Pandemic Began

August 18, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Carson Tahoe Health wheeled its first COVID-positive, intubated patient, Linda McCain, out of the Regional Medical Center and back home to her family. Staff gathered in an Honor Walk to cheer on McCain, who had been using a ventilator to assist in breathing and fighting the severe respiratory illness, COVID-19. She was brought to tears by the support of Carson Tahoe throughout her stay, as well as during her farewell … as were several staff members. “I would like thank everyone within our organization who has had a piece in caring for every COVID patient that has entered our facility,” says Jenna Clark, Critical Care Nurse Manager at Carson Tahoe Health. “While Linda’s story …


U.S. News & World Report Ranks Carson Tahoe Health #1 for “Best Hospitals” in Nevada

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, today released the 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings, naming Carson Tahoe Health #1 for Best Hospitals in Nevada. “Recognition by U.S. News of Carson Tahoe Health as one of Nevada’s Best Hospitals is validation of our commitment to excellence,” said Alan Garrett, President and CEO of Carson Tahoe Health. “We’re very proud of this achievement, and our hospital’s role in improving the health and well-being of our region.” The award also designated Carson Tahoe Health as one of the High Performing hospitals. U.S. News generates hospital rankings to help patients choose where they can receive quality care.  The rankings are determined by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 …


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. …