Truckee is set against a backdrop of mountains and lakes offering miles of hiking and biking trails, camping, water sports, skiing and snowboarding, and fishing. Though the area is mostly known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation, it is also a place rich in history, with a quaint downtown that hosts charming shops and superb restaurants set in authentic historic buildings. Truckee's many museums highlight the area's rich history including the migration of emigrants to the west, the infamous Donner Party tragedy, and the building of the transcontinental railroad over the Sierra Nevada mountains.
The vision of Tahoe Forest Health System is simple: To Be the Best Mountain Community Health System in the Nation. Tahoe Forest Health System offers a diverse range of outpatient services including home health, hospice, physical therapy, rehabilitation therapy, occupational health, skilled nursing/extended care facility, children's center, health clinic, medical fitness center, pharmacy, and multi-specialty clinics. With a strong focus on high quality rural health care delivery, collaboration, performance excellence, community engagement, innovation and excellent patient care, Tahoe Forest Health System was named one of America's Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in 2011, and one of America's Top 20 Hospitals for Patient Satisfaction.