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Tahoe Forest Health System releases community benefit report

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; Tahoe Forest Hospital District, which includes Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Incline Village Community Hospital has released its new Community Benefit Report.

Among the details: Tahoe Forest Hospital consistently outranks most national and California hospitals in patient satisfaction. The report also describes how the facility demonstrates the highest patient safety standards with its award-winning medication safety plan and much lower than national average surgical site infection and hospital-acquired infection rates.

Facts are outlined regarding the health systemand#8217;s cancer center, community financial contribution and medical services access, community outreach and advocacy, and its partnership affiliations with UC Davis.

and#8220;The vision of Tahoe Forest Health System is simple: To be the best mountain community health system in the nation,and#8221; said Chief Executive Officer Bob Schapper. and#8220;The value and community benefit of having high-quality, high-tech healthcare services on par with or better than many large urban hospitals is the best example of community benefit.and#8221;

Tahoe Forest Hospital and Incline Village Community Hospital are Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) that offer primary and specialty care health care services, serving six counties, two states and 3,500 square miles, including Truckee, Incline Village, Nev., North Lake Tahoe, Donner Summit and the Sierra Valley.

and#8220;We hope as people view this report, they will agree that the community tax support of our health system has a high return on investment,and#8221; Schapper continued. and#8220;In fact, it allows us to offer a much broader level of service than most rural communities in the country. Services such as our 24-hour emergency room, skilled nursing facility, home health and hospice, OB center and cancer center would not be possible without community support. We take this responsibility a step further by continually innovating and reinvesting in the services we offer.and#8221;

The report can be viewed and downloaded online at http://www.tfhd.com or request a copy by calling (530) 582-6290.

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