Carson Tahoe Health Unveils New Carson Tahoe Walkway Connector | News from Carson City, Nevada
Over the past 18 months, Carson Tahoe Health has monitored and anticipated the progress of its new connection bridge, designed to link the regional medical center to Sierra Surgery, thereby streamlining transfers between the two facilities and ultimately improving patient care.
On Wednesday morning, Carson Tahoe’s internal community – including board members and staff – got a glimpse of what has been accomplished so far under the new addition, named Carson Tahoe Walkway, on its hospital medical campus at 1600 Medical Parkway. .
The Carson Tahoe Walkway launched in 2019 and marked the start of several major renovations and expansions to the nonprofit medical center’s campus since it opened in 2005. According to Carson Tahoe spokesperson Erin Meyering, due to pandemic and sustainable supply chain issues for building materials, the walkway will be completed and officially inaugurated in August or September 2021.
The structure crosses Eagle Valley Creek and offers large glass walls and spectacular views of the surrounding flora and fauna while providing patients, staff and visitors with convenient access between the two buildings, Meyering said. On average, it takes about 2 minutes and 15 seconds to walk from the RMC to the entrance to the Sierra.
The connector also houses the expanded Carson Tahoe lab. Measuring about 9,800 square feet, it allows lab staff to receive about 2,100 orders per day and perform 3.1 million tests per year, Meyering said.
Once opened and fully functional, the connector will provide a lower level for staff and transfer patients and a higher level for guests and visitors. Previously, patients who needed to be transferred from Sierra Surgery to the main regional medical center, or vice versa, had to be taken via MedTrans, an ambulance, or other medical patient transport service.