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About the Grateful Patient Program

The Tahoe Forest Health System offers 24-hour emergency care, intensive care, orthopedics and sports medicine services, medical and ambulatory surgical services, a women and family center, home health and hospice programs, multi-specialty and primary care clinics, a cancer center, long term care center, and a health and sports performance center. Patients are overwhelmingly grateful for the care they receive here, and frequently ask how they can thank valued caregivers for the loving care they received while visiting the Tahoe Forest Health System. Those requests are a testament to the appreciation our patients feel after having experienced easy access to outstanding healthcare. Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation’s Grateful Patient Program was created to provide patients with a way to share their gratitude while recognizing caregivers and staff for the care and support they or a loved one received.

Why the Grateful Patient Program matters

Sharing gratitude has a ripple effect of goodness.  Supporting important patient services, through gifts to the Foundation, helps us expand and advance our health care endeavors, providing expert medical treatment, compassionate care, and state-of-the-art facilities.  It is always our privilege to honor your gifts by supporting quality care for our community.  

Ways to give to the Grateful Patient Program

If you have had a positive experience as a patient at the Tahoe Forest Health System and would like to give a gift of gratitude, feel free to print and return our Grateful Patient Giving Form. Gifts may also be given online. The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation gladly shares all acknowledgment messages with our providers. The positive feedback not only boosts morale, but also strengthens the staff’s steadfast determination to provide exceptional and compassionate health care.

Stories from some of our Grateful Patients…

“Great staff! It was, by far, my best ever emergency room/hospital experience. It took me only maybe an hour and half, in and out, where all my needs were accommodated, and I received great care all along.” - Anonymous

“Excellent, courteous staff and such a GREAT experience! We see a LOT of doctors and this was one of the best we have ever had, even with the added stress of COVID protocol.” - Anonymous

“Most kind and caring people ever in this hospital. I can’t say enough great things! These people are truly a TEAM.” Anonymous

“I have struggled for years to make sure my son is safe and not in pain. Dr. Schaffer really went above and beyond in asking me questions, and even telling me I was doing a good job. I’m crying as I type this. It’s good to hear. It’s so valuable for us as parents…when someone in the field gives us props and kudos. It feels like we are receiving a gold medal. I am so thankful.”Anonymous

If you would like to share your caregiving story with us, we would love to hear it! Please email us at