Cancer Patients Have a Home in Carson City

The Merriner Cottages are 15 units that provide restful nights for out-of-town cancer patients. They are provided at no cost to those who qualify. On June 28, a fundraiser was held at Adele’s Restaurant to raise funds for the operating expenses of the Merriner Cottages. Brenda Chapman has been involved in this event for the past four years. The following is her story: Most of you know that George and I have had a tough time with our health over the years. We’ve been to doctors, pharmacies, clinics, labs, hospitals, universities – you name it, we’ve been there. With my obscure health issues and George’s cancer, the two of us should be poster children for universal healthcare! During George’s treatment …


Cholesterol By the Numbers

When it comes to reviewing your cholesterol panel, there is so much more to know than just the total cholesterol. Total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg/dl. The other sections of the cholesterol panel that are important factors in your overall health are triglycerides, high density lipoprotein or ‘good cholesterol,’ and low density lipoprotein or ‘bad cholesterol’.


Just Another Day in the ER?

Two things you can say about working in healthcare, no two days are ever the same and working in a “silo” is not an option. Tuesday, July 28 was a day that reinforced my strong feeling that Carson Tahoe is not only a great place to work but if you need medical care, there is no better place to be.


What Makes a Great Hospital?

The healing process is about more than just having convenient access to high-tech treatment, state-of-the-art facilities and respected medical experts. True, all those factors are key to any patient’s success – and Carson Tahoe is proud to be the home of every single one.