Renown Health was founded in 1862 during a small pox epidemic; currently it is the largest non-profit in northern Nevada. Renown was previously known as Washoe Health System; it currently has employed more then 6,000 doctors and nurses. In 2014 Renown Health teamed up with the University of Nevada’s School of Medicine to increase the number of doctors who train and practice in northern Nevada by expanding the medical school. Renown is currently comprised of a large network of patient care that covers urgent care centers, Reno area hospitals, primary care doctors, imaging and x-ray, and various lab services. Recently Renown Health has teamed up with Urban Roots. Urban Roots is a non-profit that is committed to educating children about gardening and how to provide seed to table nourishment within communities. Click here to know more.
Renown Health is expanding and will opening a new location at the summit mall in south Reno. This location will be a family practice with an employee staff of eleven. They may consider adding one more primary care physician and one more nurse practicioner in the near future to bring their staff count up to thirteen. This new Summit Mall location covers 10,000 square feet and no less than a dozen area contractors were used to complete the project. The designers created a very comfortable atmosphere in this space that once spanned three store fronts. The waiting room is not like a typical clinical waiting area, this new facility boasts a waiting room that is comparable to a standard living room. This large sized clinic has flexible spacing that has permitted Renown to establish a conference room where staff can privately discuss health matters with patients. Even though Renown currently has 12 health care clinics, with the increase in population in the South Meadows area of Nevada, this new facility was necessary.