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Tahoe Forest Hospital: Small Hospital, Big Recognition

June 2015

We are excited to announce that Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, CA was just rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction. Of the 3,500 hospitals rated, only 7% received this recognition, of which only 8 hospitals are in California. Hospitals were rated based on communication of doctors and nurses to patients, responsiveness of staff to patient needs, clean and quiet environment, and how well patients were prepared before going home. No other hospital in the Reno-Tahoe region received a 5 star rating.

"This rating validates our commitment to patients and families and is a reflection of the hard work and devotion demonstrated by our employees and physicians on a daily basis. To be able to offer one of the finest patient experiences in the state of California and the nation is truly an extraordinary achievement."

-Jake Dorst, Interim CEO, Tahoe Forest Health System

Tahoe Forest Hospital is a critical access hospital and part of the Tahoe Forest Health District, a mountain community health system. Tahoe Forest Hospital has previously received recognition by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States and one of America's top 20 hospitals for patient satisfaction.

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