Avis, RN, BSN

Kathy Avis, RN, BSN

Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Care Coordinator
Kathy Avis, RN, BSN, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Care Coordinator

Kathy Avis, RN, BSN is the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Care Coordinator for Tahoe Forest Health System. She comes to this position after working on the Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Units at Tahoe Forest Hospital, as both an nurse and a Physical Therapy Aide. Kathy has 15 years of combined nursing and physical therapy aide experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a BSN from the University of Nevada Reno, as well as a BS in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Kathy works with individuals who are scheduled for or thinking about having a total joint replacement surgery. With the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team, she helps guide the patient and the family through the surgical procedure preoperatively to postoperatively in a holistic manner. She is a resource to help navigate through our health care system for best patient experience and outcomes. Kathy will be facilitating monthly Total Joint Community Education classes. In her free time she enjoys being outside—biking, skiing, hiking, relaxing on the beach and spending time with her husband and son.