Stories of Hope, Health, and Healing

The following testimonials are from cancer, cardiac, surgery, and emergency patients whose lives have been touched by Carson Tahoe Health. These patients kindly allowed us to borrow their stories because they believe that sharing their experiences will encourage others. Enjoy their stories and we hope you find them as inspiring as we did.

Cancer/Oncology Services

Alice F. – Not long ago, Alice was diagnosed with cancer. She could have let it drag her down. She could have given up. Instead she chose to fight – with the help of Carson Tahoe and their health navigators. Thanks to a national acclaimed Cancer Center, Alice received the care and support she needed to get a second chance at life.

Bill B. – When a kidney cancer diagnosis threatened to throw off his game, Bill looked to Carson Tahoe Cancer Center for help.

Bob C. – Bob has faced many challenges in his life- including cancer. See how the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center helped Bob overcome this obstacle.

Denise G. – My family and I are forever grateful for the phenomenal care I received from start to finish at both CTH and UUHC. If I had to go back to UUHC and receive medical attention, I would in a heartbeat… let’s just hope I don’t need to.

Peggy P. – Peggy has endured a lot in her battle with breast cancer. But thanks to the support of Carson Tahoe, she’s never had to fight alone.

Rianilee B. – Rianilee took care of her brother who received care through the Huntsman Cancer Center and University of Utah Health Care.

Jim Y. – Even with an unlikely diagnosis, he got a positive outcome.

Madelyn S. – Madelyn, a retired English and special education teacher, has been training to beat cancer practically her whole life.

Pamela R. - The Cancer Resource Center was the light in the darkness for Pamela. Through our services and staff, she found the support she needed in her battle with cancer.

Cardiac/Heart Services

Greg S. – A case of bacterial endocarditis caused a bacterial infection that attacked Greg’s heart. Just six weeks after a successful surgery replacing his aortic valve, Greg was able to get back in the game and enjoy what matters in life.

Mark C. – A heart attack put Mark in the ER. A skilled emergency medical team put him back on the road to recovery.

Chris C. – Few patients with heart attacks that involve aortic dissections survive, even if doctors take all the proper steps and take them quickly. Luckily, Chris’ care was in the hands of Carson Tahoe’s open- heart surgery program led by Dr. Todd Chapman, chief of cardiac surgery.

Maria F. – At only 45 years only, Maria never would’ve guessed she’d have a heart attack. Fortunately Carson Tahoe is trained to expect the unexpected.

Larry L. – After participating in the Carson Tahoe Health Heart Smart screenings, Larry found he needed an angioplasty. Now, he's been through cardiac rehab and is living his best life.

ER/Emergency Services

Patrick & Phyliss D. – Upon hearing the frightening news that he needed an emergency heart stent surgery, Patrick and Phyliss’s stress was alleviated when they were taken in and treated kindly by staff members of the ED.

Kim C. – After receiving news of a major artery blockage in her pelvis, Kim turned to Carson Tahoe’s Vascular Surgery team to save the use of her legs and lead her on the road to recovery.

Jerrie M. – When South Reno resident Jerrie Marson badly injured her hip, she turned to Carson Tahoe Emergency Room.

Allan K. – A crash severely damaged Allan’s shoulder. Replacement surgery at Carson Tahoe got him back on track. Today he has more mobility and less pain than he has for the past six years.

Karen B. – After a month-long vacation of blue skies and sunny days, Karen found herself navigating a storm of severe health problems when she arrived back home. Good thing Carson Tahoe was there to show her the way back to good health.

Mary J. – A nasty fall during a routine walk left Mary Jolly in bad shape. Luckily Carson Tahoe had the skills and responsive care to get her back on the path to wellness.

Mary Ann M. – Minden resident Mary Ann seemed to be having a heart attack and was rushed to Carson Tahoe’s ER. Things are not always as they seem however, and the quick thinking Carson Tahoe doctors saved her life by correctly diagnosing her with a rare medical condition instead.

Imaging/X-Ray Services

Theresa H. – Thanks to early detection at Sierra Surgery, Theresa successfully overcame breast cancer.

General Services

Keith R. – Total Knee Replacement and prostatectomy patient at Sierra Surgery Hospital.

Danny H. – When Gardnerville resident Danny broke his neck in an accident, Carson Tahoe’s ER, Neurosurgeons, and Rehabilitation team saved his life and even got him back on his feet.

Tim B.When Tim found himself struggling to manage his diabetes, he almost lost hope; then he found Carson Tahoe. Tim tells his story about how the diabetes educators were able to help him get his health back on track so he can do the things he loves.