Carson City hospital awarded accreditation

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Carson Tahoe Health & Sierra Surgery Hospital Awarded Healthcare Quality Accreditation

Hospitals recognized for providing state-of-the-art quality of care

Carson Tahoe Health and Sierra Surgery Hospital received 3-year accreditation by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality.

The accreditation process is voluntary and includes an unannounced on-site survey administered by CIHQ. Accreditation is given only to hospitals that enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the care they deliver against national standards.

Prior to 2015, The Joint Commission had served as Carson Tahoe Health system’s official healthcare accrediting agency for the last 60 years. Carson Tahoe and Sierra Surgery Hospital decided to undergo accreditation by CIHQ following research that indicated their survey is more relevant to Carson Tahoe Health’s mission and vision, patient-focused safety, and supportive of quality healthcare delivery.

“Every employee throughout the Carson Tahoe Health system works tirelessly to ensure our patients receive top-notch, exceptional care,” said Ed Epperson, Carson Tahoe Health CEO. “The accreditation from CIHQ further solidifies our commitment to quality care for our families, friends and neighbors.”

Established in 1999, CIHQ is a private organization dedicated to helping hospitals improve the quality of care rendered in their communities. CIHQ is approved by the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) to deem hospitals as meeting federal Conditions of Participation in Medicare.

Carson Tahoe Health is a local, not-for-profit healthcare system consisting of three hospitals, two urgent cares, an emergent care center, outpatient services and a provider network with over 20 regional locations. The system is headquartered on a beautiful master planned medical campus nestled among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in north Carson City. As the system’s cornerstone, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center (CTRMC), voted 5th most beautiful hospital in the nation, is the only Baby Friendly designated hospital in Nevada. This magnificent facility offers a tranquil healing environment with 138 private rooms, an advanced open heart surgery program and expanded 24 hour emergency care. Also included on the medical campus is Sierra Surgery Hospital, a short stay surgery hospital voted #1 in Nevada for patient satisfaction and the State’s only gold level Cancer Center.

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Sierra Surgery Hospital, opened in 2005, is a 15 bed acute care surgical hospital specializing in elective surgeries. Located on the 80 acre Carson Tahoe Medical Campus in north Carson City, Sierra Surgery Hospital is #1 for patient satisfaction in Nevada according to Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) national survey, Consumer Reports, and HealthInsight. For more information, go to


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