The Year that Was ... Looking Back on 2015 | Carson Tahoe Health

As we put 2015 in the rear-view mirror, we’d like to celebrate our favorite achievements from the last year.

New Partnerships & Collaborations:

  • Expanded cancer services, and renamed the cancer center to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, an Affiliate of Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
  • Partnered with local health entities to support the Sierra Pediatric Blood & Cancer Consortium
  • Established comprehensive Population Health Management Program in collaboration with our local health partners
  • SART established in partnership with community stakeholders
  • Participated in and supported Each One. Tell One. to raise awareness community-wide of dense breast tissue
  • Partnering with Carson City Health & Human Services for Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Sponsorships & Outreach:

  • Our new “CTH Rocks” team supports and participates in community events, including the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon
  • Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum – Became the official sponsor of the From the Heart, About the Heart Exhibit
  • Created Jack L. Davis scholarships, an annual recurring scholarship for science students attending Western Nevada College
  • Provide funding and Physical Therapy services for Carson High School athletes
  • Hosted Healthy Kids workshop for Lutheran’s Kid’s Camp
  • Carson Tahoe garden – donated fresh produce to Eagle Valley Children’s Home
  • Sponsored Ron Wood Resource Center Car Seat Checkpoint
  • Supports the Carson City Health Improvement Plan
  • American Heart Association – Go Red for Women
  • Douglas & Carson High School Safe Grad
  • Douglas County Senior Services
  • Shrine Circus
  • RSVP
  • Eldercare Program (First United Methodist Church)
  • Western NV Musical Theatre Company
  • Senior Services Network
  • Town of Genoa – Cowboy Festival
  • Carson City Little League
  • Carson, Douglas, Silver Springs, Yerington High School Sports
  • Lyon County Search & Rescue
  • Nevada Day, Inc
  • Partnership of Community Resources
  • Douglas County Parks & Recreation – GE Family Concert Series
  • Eagle Valley Middle School – LEGO Robotics Team
  • Immunize Nevada
  • Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce – Business Showcase
  • Mile High Jazz Band
  • Carson City Symphony
  • Nevada Military Support Alliance
  • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce – Oodles of Noodles
  • The Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lake – Golf Tournament
  • Friends of Genoa
  • Advocates to End Domestic Violence – Taste of Downtown
  • Nevada Appeal – Newspapers in Education
  • Lyon County Fair
  • Boy Scout – Carson Valley Days Banner Display
  • Storey County Volunteer Fire Department
  • N NV Children’s Cancer Foundation
  • Soroptimist International of Carson City – Golf Tournament
  • Suicide Prevention Network
  • Carson City – Softball
  • WNC Foundation – Golf Tournament
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Great Basin Institute
  • Douglas County Sheriff
  • The Friends of Brooks Foundation
  • Partnership Carson City
  • Kandee Ann Kahn Foundation
  • The Greenhouse Project
  • Project C.U.R.E. – Misc Medical Supplies


  • Hosted first Art Show at Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, an Affiliate of Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
  • Launched year-long Farmer’s Markets on Campus
  • Implemented Wednesday Walking Group
  • Announced Northern Nevada’s First Diabetes Prevention Program in conjunction with the CDC

New Services, Upgrades, and Technologies:


  • Celebrated 10-year Anniversary of the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center and Medical Campus
  • Carson Tahoe Cardiology celebrated five years officially with Carson Tahoe Health
  • Established Nursing Shared Governance
  • Carson Tahoe Center for Wound Healing celebrated two years

Awards, Honors, Celebrations:

  • Earned CIHQ Accreditation for state-of-the-art quality of care
  • Sword & Shield Enterprise Security HIPPA Compliance Program – Earned the highest possible security rating for electronic patient health information
  • Carson Tahoe Sierra Surgery – Earned 2015 HealthInsight Award for High Performance in Quality Care Measures and Patient Satisfaction
  • Achieved “Meaningful Use” (Patient Portal)/ICD-10 implementation
  • Raised record-high $120,000 at HopeFest in support of local cancer patients in need and no-cost Merriner Cottage lodging