Be Well – Tahoe Forest Health System
July 7, 2021
It’s easy to be active and live well in a town that embraces healthy choices and offers a “live life to its fullest experience.” Whether you are a world-class athlete or a high school teacher, your health affects your daily life. Fortunately for Truckee, top physicians and health-care providers as well as state-of-the-art health facilities are centrally located right in town.
Truckee’s stunning outdoor environment and adventure-seeking opportunities inspires better health and attracts top health experts. From preventive care through cancer treatment and support, Tahoe Forest Health System is filled with professionals who are friendly, open and care about their patients and the Truckee community.
Tahoe Forest Hospital, where Olympic and World Cup skier Travis Ganong was born, is also the place to go for digital imaging and expert orthopedic care when you twisted your knee sliding into home during your softball game at Truckee Regional Park. Hopefully you’ll never have to sign your name on the butcher board paper “Fracture Wall” outside of the emergency room, but that sense of community along with some of the best orthopedic physicians in the country set Tahoe Forest apart.
Tahoe Forest Health System provides a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare, clinical and support services. With 24-hour emergency care and a wide range of in-and outpatient services and specialty care, Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee offers excellence in healthcare, close to home. Tahoe Forest has been named “One of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America” from the National Rural Health Association and one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Tahoe Forest Health System is a leader in rural healthcare, investing in its technology, services, and people. The hospital was rated 5 stars for patient satisfaction by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and UC Davis officially named Tahoe Forest Hospital as its first-ever Rural Center of Excellence.
Tahoe Forest features an award-winning Children’s Center, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, a retail pharmacy, occupational health, long-term care, an intensive care unit, home health and hospice services, health, wellness, fitness and prevention programs, multispecialty and physician clinics, Tahoe Center for Health & Sports Performance, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, medical/surgical unit, total joint orthopedics program, women and family center, cardiac, pulmonary and respiratory rehabilitation and the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center–one of the best rural cancer treatment centers in the country.