News Briefs: Tahoe Forest Health System’s CIO recognized |

News Briefs: Tahoe Forest Health System’s CIO recognized

Jake Dorst

Becker’s Hospital Review recently published its 2019 edition of the “100 hospital and health system CIOs to know” list. Tahoe Forest Health System Chief Information and Innovation Officer Jake Dorst has been honored with this recognition.

According to a news release, Dorst led the health system’s successful effort to move to a single, unified electronic patient record to provide better-coordinated care for our community. Most recently, he led the modernization of the health system’s patient care infrastructure through the implementation of the Aruba Mobile-First Network. With patient care and experience being a top priority for the health system, the new implementation improves network performance between its two critical access hospitals and six specialty clinics, simplifies IT management and saves the health system between $750,000 and $1 million in operational costs over the course of five years.

The Becker’s list is comprised of CIOs who are leading their organizations through healthcare’s technology revolution, overseeing electronic health records installations, cybersecurity, new patient portals and telemedicine advancements.

Source: Tahoe Forest Health System

Biohacking: Finding your way to better health, productivity

Tahoe Silicon Mountain will welcome Dr. John Limansky, a board-certified physician in internal medicine who will discuss improving your health and your business’s profitability through biohacking and nutrition.

The loss of productivity and cost of health care can be a significant burden for families, small businesses, startups, and corporations alike. Combining biohacking techniques like low carb or ketogenic diets, impoved sleep habits, stress reduction, exercise, photo bio-modulation, cold and heat stress, and more can positively affect health, productivity, longevity, and well-being.

You can learn more about Dr. Limansky, his writing, and his podcast, KetoHacking MD, on his website:

Mountain Minds Monday is set for 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd. The event will also be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event:

Source: Tahoe Silicon Mountain

Sierra Watch talks with Tahoe League for Charity

Tom Mooers from Sierra Watch will talk with Tahoe League for Charity members about taking pride of their Tahoe locale and what they can you do to understand and learn about the efforts to preserve Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley, in regards to their future plans for development.

The Tahoe League for Charity luncheon meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 11 at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City. The meetings are open to the public by reservation only. Call Nileta Morton 530-546-3559 for information.

Go to and watch the movie trailer of “Keep Squaw True” and visit

Source: Tahoe League for Charity

‘Truckee’s Got Talent’ takes stage at Truckee High

Students at Truckee High School are preparing to host musicians, singers, dancers, actors, comedians and people with a variety of talents for the second annual “Truckee’s Got Talent” talent show 7 p.m., March 12.

According to student organizers, the show is open to all community members under 18 years of age. Any student is allowed to participate and can pick up a sign up sheet at the front office of their school.

“We were inspired by the wide variety of talent in our community and found that there was a lack of opportunities for such talented kids and students to really strut their stuff,” show organizers said in an email.

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Source: Submitted to the Sierra Sun

Graham joins MOBO Law team of attorneys

Attorney Michael E. Graham, a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization has joined MOBO Law’s team of attorneys.

Graham, who has more than 40 years of experience and is licensed to practice in California and Nevada, has been rated by his attorney peers with the “AV Preeminent” rating, the highest rating for professional excellence and ethical standards issued by Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally-recognized peer review organization.

With Graham and his senior paralegals Colleen McCarthy and Alicia Phillips, MOBO Law’s estate planning department is comprised of seven people who can help with estate planning, trust administration, probate, or litigation needs.

Source: Submitted to the Sierra Sun

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation supports Red Cross operations

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation in Incline Village has provided a grant to the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada.

According to a news release, the grant will fund workspace in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-profit Center from which Red Cross volunteers offer humanitarian service to residents of Incline Village, Crystal Bay and Kings Beach. This space enables the Red Cross to promote community disaster education and to more quickly respond to emergencies in those local communities.

Since 2002, the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has provided $10.5 million in grant value to area non-profit organizations for resident office space, storage space and meeting room use at the DWR Center. This includes free storage space to 19 nonprofit organizations and free meeting space to approximately 50 nonprofit organizations each year.

The Red Cross office is in the DWR Center at 948 Incline Way in Incline Village.

Source: Submitted to the Sierra Sun

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