The Renown Health healthcare network is expanding. Already the largest not-for-profit healthcare network in Northern Nevada, Renown is in the process of building a much needed primary care clinic in South Reno.The clinic will be the 12th of its kind. Renown has 11 other primary care clinics in the greater Reno-Sparks area. According to Dr. Marie McCormack, Renown Medical Group’s medical director, the area’s burgeoning population has increased the need for facilities that provide fast, effective care at a moment’s notice.
The clinic was designed to calm anxious patients with a waiting room that resembles a comfortable living room. Three vacant storefronts were combined to form the 10,000 square foot medical center. Twelve local contractors employed over 50 South Reno residents to build the modern health clinic.Renown has plans to expand upon the services offered at the location, but with uncertainty about a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, those plans have been temporarily delayed.
The locally-governed Renown Health network provides invaluable services to Reno and the surrounding area. Every cent earned by the healthcare network is reinvested into the organization. This allows Renown to utilize groundbreaking medical advances, and invest in the education of future medical practitioners at Stanford University School of Medicine.Renown Health was originally known as the Washoe Health Network. Washoe was founded in 1862 to provide relief during a major smallpox outbreak. The healthcare network has been expanding ever since. The network now includes two regional medical centers, a children’s hospital, a rehabilitation center, an occupational health center, an x-ray and imaging center, and lab services. The network is also home to Northern Nevada’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.