Carson Valley Medical Center | Healthy Carson Valley | Winter 2021 3 HEALTHY CARSON VALLEY is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of CARSON VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER, 1107 U.S. Highway 395 N., Gardnerville, NV 89410- 5304, telephone 775-782-1500, website Jeff Prater, MHA, CVMC Chief Executive Officer Michelle Luna, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 2021 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Information in HEALTHY CARSON VALLEY comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. Around CVMC CVMC Services Trivia Can you guess the answers to these CVMC services? New tech improves testing for COVID-19 and more THE CVMC HOSPITAL FOUNDATION generously donated funds to Carson Valley Medical Center for the purchase of a BioFire​Array​ System for the laboratory. ​This BioFire​technology helps healthcare providers improve patient care by providing quicker and more accurate comprehensive testing results for respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.​ “It helps providers and clinicians diagnose illness and provide confidence in the right treatment decisions for their patients,” says Cheryll Butalon, CVMC Laboratory Manager. The ​BioFire​equipment tests for 32 different organisms and provides results in 15 minutes. This will not only help CVMC deliver proper treatment, but it will also reduce patient hospital stays by providing fast and accurate pathogen identification. “This instrument helps healthcare workers provide better patient care and greater satisfaction by delivering the proper treatment,” Butalon says. At CVMC, we are proud to be a hospital that invests in the health of the community through innovation and technology. We thank all of our donors and the CVMC Hospital Foundation for identifying this need, helping us improve the care we provide to our community.​ Answers: 1. James Y. Chang, MD, FACP 2. Anthony Field, MD 3. Six 4. Urgent Care 5. Lab 6. Renown, Barton 7. Mammography 8. Emergency department 2 The cardiologist at CVMC Senior Care and Minden Family Medicine: . 3 CVMC has locations, including off-site clinics. 1 CVMC Cancer Care’s hematologist-oncologist: . 4 Visit CVMC for your non-emergent medical concerns. 5 CVMC offers affordable tests without a doctor’s order or appointment. 6 CVMC is a joint partnership between and healthcare systems. 7 CVMC offers the most sophisticated 3-D equipment in the industry. 8 CVMC offers a 24/7 staffed by board-certified physicians.