Tahoe Pacific Hospitals to Provide Services Within Northern Nevada Medical Center


Long term acute care hospital will relocate in August


RENO, Nev. (June 17, 2014) – Tahoe Pacific Hospitals has entered into a lease agreement with Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) and will relocate its Reno West facility to NNMC later this summer.  The 21-bed long term acute care hospital, currently located on the campus of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, will move eight miles to NNMC’s Sparks campus at 2375 E. Prater Way in August.

Tahoe Pacific Hospitals Meadows location is not included in the agreement and will continue to operate on the first floor of Renown Health’s South Meadows Medical Center.

“Tahoe Pacific Hospitals have served the needs of medically complex patients and partnered with area hospitals and physicians for nearly 20 years,” said Tahoe Pacific Hospitals Chief Operating Officer Derrick Glum. “We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Northern Nevada Medical Center and anticipate a seamless transition for patients and families as we relocate our West campus to NNMC.”

Specializing in the treatment of patients who require a high level of medical attention over an extended period of time, Tahoe Pacific Hospitals earned the 2013 Bright Spot Award from the Nevada Hospital Association and Health Insight in recognition for their commitment to achieving excellence in leadership, culture and patient engagement. 

"Long term acute care is a highly specialized level of medical care for patients experiencing catastrophic illness or injury," said Michael V. Jackson, MD, FCCP, FAASM, pulmonologist with Pulmonary Medicine Associates, medical director for Tahoe Pacific Hospitals and member of the medical staffs of Renown Health, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and Northern Nevada Medical Center.  "The TPH facilities outperform their peers across the country, with higher levels of success in weaning patients from ventilators and lower than average occurrences of hospital acquired infections and pressure ulcers. The new facility in Sparks at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides our patients and their families with a comfortable and spacious environment and compliments our South Reno hospital on the campus of Renown South Meadows.”

The physician-led clinical teams with Tahoe Pacific Hospitals include nurses, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, mental health professionals and nutritionists all working together to address the complex needs of their patients.  Patients at both Tahoe Pacific locations often have been transferred after a stay in a hospital Intensive Care Unit and require high observation monitoring for pulmonary, cardiac or neurological illness or injury. Both facilities accommodate high-intensity services such as bedside peritoneal dialysis, cardiac monitoring and mechanical ventilation.

“Tahoe Pacific Hospitals are complementary to the services we offer at NNMC and other area hospitals,” said Northern Nevada Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Alan Olive. “We welcome Tahoe Pacific to our campus and are pleased that area patients and residents will soon have greater access to long term acute care.”

Nearly 400 physicians serve on the medical staff of Tahoe Pacific Hospitals. Physicians are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to conduct patient assessments, address urgent medical needs, and provide high acuity care for patients.  The clinical staff at Tahoe Pacific Hospitals are all certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and a high proportion of the nursing team is comprised of Critical Care Registered Nurses.

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Rosemary Plorin



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