Carson Tahoe Health Installs ‘Karma Boxes’ To Support & Engage Community Wellness

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) is unveiling several “Karma Boxes” (wooden/Plexiglas donation cabinets) at its various locations to house toiletries, first-aid items, and nonperishable foods for those in need, all available at any time and at no cost. This simple, yet powerful concept is best summed up by its slogan, “If it’s empty, fill it. If you need it, it’s yours.” Collaboration for this project was key, especially with community at its heart. Started by Reno-local, Grant Denton, the Karma Box initiative is a humble & accessible way for community members to provide for others in need. The project was started because Michelle Joy, Carson Tahoe Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, saw the community need and the opportunity for Carson …


Carson Tahoe Health Helps Raise Awareness & Education for American Heart Month in February

In recognition of February as American Heart Month, Carson Tahoe Health will be participating in and hosting several educational and awareness events throughout the month. Heart disease and stroke, identified as several of the top areas of opportunity in both Carson Tahoe’s 2016 and 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, are leading causes of death for men and women nationally.  Carson Tahoe Health makes it a priority to help various community organizations raise awareness on heart disease and is committed to providing assistance to the community through education and support. In this vein, Carson Tahoe will host a complementary heart-health management class at the Regional Medical Center’s Valley View Room (3rd Floor) Thursday, February 20, 2020 from Noon to 1 pm. …


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 …