Tahoe Forest Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that serves over five counties and is a vital community resource. The TFHS Foundation team is grateful for any opportunity to collaborate with local groups in support of the Health System’s capital needs. With that said, we are thrilled to share that Truckee’s Martis Camp Community Foundation recently awarded the TFHS Foundation a $20,000 grant to assist with the needs of our Emergency Services Department! This generous funding will allow us add two critical pieces of equipment to the TFH Emergency Room: a Nitrous Oxide Pain Management System and a new Trauma Gurney.
A Nitrous Oxide System, or inhaled gas reserved in a cylinder and routed through a patient’s facemask, is a safe, noninvasive, and effective pain management tool. It has very few lasting side effects and is non-habit forming, improving efficacy and allowing patients to return to normal activities more quickly. When acute pain is adversely affecting patient care, rapid relief is crucial.
A Trauma Gurney is a sophisticated piece of equipment that has many advantages in securing and transporting critically ill or injured patients. With full, unobstructed patient access and an integrated, full-length x-ray cassette for imaging flexibility, this easily maneuvered gurney enhances the safety and well-being of both patients and staff.
Increasing Tahoe Forest Health System’s access to high-level equipment for essential services is the principal goal of all Foundation work. We thank the Martis Camp Community Foundation for helping us invest in our community members’ health!
If you would like to donate in honor of the Emergency Services Department, go to www.tfhd.com/giving for more information on how you, too, can support our Level III Trauma Center!