Dear Community Members, Tahoe Forest Health System continues to have an active testing program for the COVID-19 virus in our health system in Truckee, CA and Incline Village, NV. Last Tuesday, we reported our first positive test result for an Eastern Nevada County resident. We have received two more positive test results for COVID-19 late last night, one for a patient that we tested who is...
Tahoe Forest Hospital (TFH) announces its new location for its outpatient lab draw services as it continues to implement infection prevention measures for your protection. In order to decrease entry into Tahoe Forest Hospital, the TFH laboratory is moving its outpatient lab services to the Medical Office Building at 10956 Donner Pass Road, Suite 240. Draw station hours:
With the continuing spread of COVID-19 within the U.S., the healthcare providers of the greater Lake Tahoe/El Dorado Region are working closely with each other and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as California and Nevada health authorities, to care for affected individuals.  We are also jointly taking steps to limit person-to-person spread within our communities.
Dear Community Members: We want to provide an important update about how the COVID-19 situation is being handled at Tahoe Forest Health System, and how our caring team is focused on protecting and treating potential or real COVID-19 patients, or other ill or injured patients.  
Tahoe Forest Health System Announces Updated Community Hotline Phone Number for COVID-19 questions: (530) 582-3450 If you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call the Tahoe Forest Health System COVID-19 Hotline at (530) 582-3450, from 9am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday. For all other questions related to COVID-19, please contact your county health department:
Dylann Cohn-EmeryTargeted Oncology After 25 years at Cedars-Sinai in Los Ange les, California, Laurence Heifetz, MD, moved to Truckee, California, to “recharge his batteries,” in his words. Relocating to a quieter area meant working at a medical facility without an oncology program.
(Tahoe/Truckee, Calif.) –  Tahoe Forest Health System is pleased to announce that the 2019 Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center Community Oncology Report is now available. The annual report can be viewed and downloaded at:    The 2019 Community Oncology Report features:
Tahoe Forest Health System is pleased to announce that Jennifer Simonds, MSN-FNP, BSN, has joined their team at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Ms. Simonds received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hawaii Pacific University and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She is Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner.
Tahoe Forest Health System is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathleen Legarza has joined their team at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Dr. Legarza is also the new Radiation Oncology Medical Director of the Cancer Center and specializes in treating patients with malignant and some benign diseases through the use of ionizing radiation and other modalities.
From the Medical Board of California Newsletter By Susan Wolbarst, Public Information Officer, Medical Board of California Ahrin Koppel had an idyllic childhood in the small San Bernardino-area town of Apple Valley. The youngest of three children, she was raised on a six-acre property with dogs, cats, horses, goats and chickens. Her mother was a judge and her father was a salesman.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.
Dr. Melissa Kaime and Dr. Thomas Semrad of the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center recently competed in the 3rd Annual Truckee Half Marathon. 
Learn more about the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center's role in rural cancer treatment standards. The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center has established a cancer care model to address disparities in lung cancer in rural areas. By partnering with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and their UC Davis Cancer Care Network, they have been able to address a large issue in cancer care, where 20% of the American population is living in a rural area...
TRUCKEE, Calif. -- Everything about this postcard community suggests peace and serenity, from the majesty of the fir trees that stretch toward crisp blue skies to the clarity and calmness of the waters at nearby Lake Tahoe. But on this day there was no tranquility in the mind of Lisa Peltier, there was only turmoil.