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Be Grateful With a Gratitude Journal

Writing in a gratitude journal keeps the spirit of thankfulness alive all year long. A gratitude journal is a dedicated space for you to record what you are grateful for each day. Starting your own gratitude journal is a simple way to exercise thankfulness and reap the mental health benefits of focusing on positivity. People who take time to be grateful are often happier and less stressed. Expressing gratitude can help you recognize kindness in someone and, in turn, show more kindness to others. Not only does feeling appreciative have positive effects on your mind, but it could also improve your physical health. Studies show that practicing gratitude can lower blood pressure and aid your natural defenses against infection and …


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 …


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 …