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 …


Q & A with New CEO Alan Garrett

Donor Questions What do you most want the community to know about you? I have a fundamental belief that everyone should have access to quality health care and I have pledged my entire career to non-profit healthcare. I’m excited to be in Northern Nevada and serving at Carson Tahoe. CTH is an organization everyone should be proud of. It is one of the best hospitals in Nevada (don’t take my word for it, ask the federal government). I am very family-centric and have been blessed with a best friend wife, amazing kids, and a loving and supportive extended family. I love the outdoors and in my free time, I explore and photograph natural places. I have a creative streak that …


Carson Tahoe Health Voted ‘Best Place to Work’

Carson Tahoe Health claimed 2nd place in the extra-large employer category at the 12th Annual Greater Reno-Tahoe Best Places to Work Celebration presented by Northern Nevada Human Resources Association on April 25, 2019. “At Carson Tahoe Health, a key aspect of our mission is to treat people professionally and compassionately, with dignity and respect,” says Larry Fagerhaug, Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer at Carson Tahoe Health. “While our goal is to always provide top-quality care, we also strive for our employees to find balance and quality of life, while making a difference.” Carson Tahoe Health was a finalist among 3 other prestigious organizations including Tahoe Forest System, Patagonia, and Charles River Laboratories. The winners were determined through an …