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Renown Health, a System That was Established in 1862, is Now a State Wide Medical Facility

Renown Health has 12 clinics throughout the Nevada area, Carson City, Fernley, Fallon, the Reno-Sparks area and the newly opened clinic in Caughlin Ranch area. The next clinic is now underway in South Reno in the Summit Mall and will have 10,000 square-feet of space that encompasses three store fronts. It will have a staff of 11, and the possibility of hiring another primary care doctor and a nurse practitioner.

This is a family practice clinic which will provide for primary care and have a laboratory with the very likely possibility of adding more services in the future. With space, available they will be able to add more services, which plans include, a conference room that will be used by the staff to confer with their patients on their health problems.

It seems that the people who are migrating to the area are moving into South Reno or in Spanish Springs, which makes the choice of the Summit Mall location feasible.

Renown Health is a not-for-profit and is Reno’s only locally governed not-for-profit and accountable care facility. This means that what they earn stays within the Renown Health System and is reinvested into more equipment, programs, and people so that they can serve their community better.

Renown not only has hospital and post-hospital services but they are and Institute for Heart & Vascular Health, Cancer, helping with the transition from the hospital to coming hoe which includes Physical and Speech Therapies as well as Occupational Health Services, with their own Rehabilitation Hospital. There is also a Children’s hospital with a 24/7 children’s emergency room, Pediatric Specialists, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal ICU. They even have child-size equipment.

Renown Health was founded in 1862, as Washoe Health System during an outbreak of smallpox. When Nevada became a state in 1864 they were the first hospital in the area. The first pediatric unit was opened in 1949, the heart care unit was established in 1963. The first open heart surgery was done in 1977. They also instituted the first cancer treatment center in 1970,s in Northern Nevada.

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