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.
Accomplishments - FY 2022
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Accomplishments - FY 2021
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Accomplishments - FY 2020
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Accomplishments - FY 2019
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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.
Level III Trauma Center
The Sierra-Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency has awarded Tahoe Forest Hospital with the Level III Trauma Center designation. The Tahoe Forest Hospital emergency medicine team has consistently demonstrated their ability to provide advanced trauma life support, evaluation, stabilization, and diagnostic services.
5-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Patient Satisfaction (2014-2015, 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. These scores are meant to help consumers compare hospital quality measurements.
5-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Nursing Homes
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a 5-Star rating to the Tahoe Forest Hospital Long Term Care Center. The overall rating is based on a nursing home's performance on 3 sources: health inspections, quality measures, and staffing.
UC 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.
Proud Affiliate – 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.
UC 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.
Own 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.
CAPE 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).
Named 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.
Commission on Cancer Accreditation with Commendation
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Read about the accreditation.
Tahoe Forest Hospital is certified "Baby Friendly." Understand our commitment to the highest quality of care, support and education for infants..
Five 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.
Performance Leadership in Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction
Tahoe Forest Hospital receives National Recognition for overall excellence among all rural hospitals in the nation.
Excellence in Innovation and Quality
The National Rural Resource Center awarded Tahoe Forest Hospital with the Excellence in Innovation and Quality Award.
America'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.
America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
Tahoe Forest Hospital (TFH) was awarded the Women's Choice Award for being one of the best hospitals for patient experience. TFH was ranked in the top 3% in the small hospital size category.
America'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.
CALNOC 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.
Healthcare 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.
Exemplary Provider® Accreditation
Tahoe Forest Hospital was granted Exemplary Provider®-accredited status for demonstrating outstanding patient care practices and compliance to comprehensive Safety-Honesty-Caring® quality standards as verified and validated by the Medicare-authorized national healthcare accreditation organization—The Compliance Team, Inc.
Tahoe Forest Hospital and Incline Village Community Hospital have received accolades from the Beta Healthcare Group, professional liability insurer of hospitals, for their participation and achievements in the following programs: BETA HEART®, Emergency Department Zero Harm, and Obstetrical Zero Harm.
Press Ganey Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award
Tahoe Forest Health System received the 2022 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award® 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.
Press Ganey Human Experience (HX) Pinnacle of Excellence Award
Tahoe Forest Health System received the 2022 Human Experience (HX) Pinnacle of Excellence Award® by Press Ganey. The Pinnacle of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in Patient Experience for over 3 consecutive years.
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.
Best Places to Work Northern Nevada
Tahoe Forest Health System is proud to be awarded first place in 2019, second place in 2020 and 2022, and third place in 2021 and 2023 for Best Places to Work by the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association.