Annual Accomplishments - Tahoe Forest Health System

Guided by its Foundations of Excellence - Quality, Service, People, Finance and Growth - Tahoe Forest Health System is proud to share its accomplishments that positively impact our local community.

FY 2020 Annual Accomplishments report cover  Accomplishments - FY 2020
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FY 2019 Annual Accomplishments report cover  Accomplishments - FY 2019
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FY 2018 annual accomplishments report cover  Accomplishments - FY 2018
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Awards & Affiliations

We are Proud of our Awards, Partnerships and Recognitions

Tahoe Forest Health System is proud to be recognized for setting the standard of rural health care delivery. Our awards, partnerships and recognitions demonstrate our commitment to creating the best mountain community health system in the nation.

Award ribbon5-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Patient Satisfaction (2020)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) awarded its first-ever star ratings to hospitals based on their patient satisfaction scores. Many of the nation's best known hospitals received average ratings, but Tahoe Forest Hospital was one of the few hospitals nationally that received an exceptional 5-star rating.  No other Reno-Tahoe hospital received a 5-star rating, and only eight hospitals in the state of California received one. These scores are meant to help consumers compare hospital quality measurements. Read more about it.


UC Davis Rural Center of Excellence logoUC Davis Rural Center of Excellence

Being designated a UC Davis Rural Center of Excellence recognizes a commitment to offering quality care in our community. Bridging gaps in health care services, linking to specialists, and giving physicians access to the latest medical education and training is important. 


UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center logoProud Affiliate ‚Äď UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

We are a proud affiliate of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, a network that unites five hospital-based cancer centers dedicated to providing exceptional cancer treatment in rural settings. Read more about it here.


Award ribbonUC Davis Rural PRIME Medical Education Program

Tahoe Forest Hospital has partnered with UC Davis School of Medicine to offer an innovative training program for third and fifth year medical students with local primary care physicians. Read more about the Rural Partners in Medical Education Program here.


American Orthopedic Association Own the Bone Star Performer logoOwn the Bone Star Performer

Tahoe Forest Health System received an Own the Bone Star Performer designation, an achievement reserved for institutions that perform the highest level of fragility fracture and bone health care. Read more.



 California Awards for Performance Excellence CAPE logoCAPE Gold Recipient for Performance Excellence

Tahoe Forest is a recognized for world-class service and performance excellence by the California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE).



Award ribbonNamed one of America's Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in 2012

Tahoe Forest Hospital was named one of the Top 100 hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association, one of only four in the state of California. Read more about it here.


Commission on Cancer logoCommission on Cancer Accreditation with Commendation

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Baby Friendly

Tahoe Forest Hospital is certified "Baby Friendly." For more information about our commitment to the highest quality of care, support and education for infants, read here.


Award ribbonFive Star Service Rated Children's Center

Tahoe Forest Hospital's Children's Center is rated 5 stars by the Nevada County Child Care Coordinating Council, read more here.


NOSORH performance leadership award 2107 logoPerformance Leadership in Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction

Tahoe Forest Hospital Receives National Recognition for overall excellence among all rural hospitals in the nation. Read more here.


award ribbonExcellence in Innovation and Quality

The National Rural Resource Center awarded Tahoe Forest Hospital with the Excellence in Innovation and Quality award.  Learn more about the award.


Women's Choice Award logoAmerica's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

Tahoe Forest Hospital (TFH) was awarded the Women's Choice Award for being one of the best hospitals for obstetrics. The TFH Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care is in the top 1% of U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics. Learn more about this award.


America's Best Hospitals for Emergency CareAmerica's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care

Tahoe Forest Hospital (TFH) was awarded the Women's Choice Award for being one of the best hospitals for emergency care. The TFH Emergency Department is in the top 7% of U.S. hospitals offering emergency care services. Learn more about this award. 


CALNOC logoCALNOC Performance Excellence Award

Tahoe Forest Hospital was recently recognized for excellent performance in the reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers, injuries from falls and infections. Read more here.


HFAP logoHealthcare Facilities Accreditation Program

Tahoe Forest Hospital and Incline Village Community Hospital are accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an organization authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey all hospitals for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and Coverage. For more information on HFAP, go to


Exemplary Provider logoExemplary Provider¬ģ¬†Accreditation

Tahoe Forest Hospital was granted¬†Exemplary Provider¬ģ-accredited status for¬†demonstrating¬†outstanding patient care practices and compliance to comprehensive Safety-Honesty-Caring¬ģ quality standards as verified and validated by the Medicare-authorized national healthcare accreditation organization‚ÄĒThe Compliance Team, Inc. For more information on the¬†Exemplary Provider¬ģ Accreditation, click here.¬†


Award ribbonBETA HEART¬ģ¬†

Tahoe Forest Health System was recognized by the BETA Healthcare Group for its dedicated commitment to fostering a culture of safety and empathic response to harm events within the organization. Tahoe Forest Health System achieved meeting all criteria within the BETA HEART¬ģ domain of Culture of Safety.¬†Read more about the award.


2019 Guardian of Excellence AwardPress Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

Tahoe Forest Health System received the 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award¬ģ by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th¬†percentile or above of performance in Patient Experience.¬†Read more about the award.


press ganey Data Integrity Certified

Press Ganey Seal of Integrity

Tahoe Forest Health System has earned the Press Ganey Seal of Integrity for having met scientifically rigorous standards for collecting and publicly reporting patient experience data. The Seal of Integrity affirms the validity of the organization’s transparency program and ensures that physician performance ratings are objectively and accurately represented.