Renown Health

Renown Health

Renown Health

To be Renown is to be known for something special. Like finding purpose in the health of our community, embracing the latest medical advancements and building relationships with healthcare and biotech leaders in Nevada and beyond. Together, we share a boundless vision for growth and limitless potential for making a difference.
Reno was recently ranked in the top 100 cities to live. Reno is at the base of the Sierra Mountains just 30 minutes from the north shore of Lake Tahoe- known for crystal clear water and its 18 world class ski resorts. Reno offers four seasons, over 300 days of sunshine annually and endless outdoor recreational activities. The advantages of Nevada residency are well known, with no state imposed personal income tax the most notable. Our family-friendly community offers affordable living, a thriving culinary and art scene and quality education options. Reno’s location provides easy access to the Bay area, including San Francisco, Sacramento, the Napa Valley, and Sonoma.  
Reno, Nevada, United States Reno, Nevada, United States

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  • Region’s largest, locally governed not-for-profit integrated healthcare network comprised of Two acute care hospitals, children’s hospital, rehabilitation hospital, multi-specialty medical group and urgent care network.
  • Largest locally owned not-for-profit insurance company – Hometown Health
  • Diverse workforce of more than 7,000 employees
  • Longstanding culture of excellence, determination and innovation
  • Area’s only Trauma Center – Level II
  • World’s largest community-based genetic population health study – The Health Nevada Project®
Proudly Not-For-Profit As Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network, all of our earnings stay right here and are reinvested in programs, people and equipment to better serve our communities. Local citizens play a pivotal role in how those dollars are spent. More than 140 community members serve on Renown boards or in advisory capacities.

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Our Story
Renown Health was founded as Washoe Health System in 1862 during a smallpox outbreak. The clinic became the area's first hospital when Nevada became a state in 1864 and opened the first 40-bed facility in 1876. Over the next century, Washoe Health System would establish pediatric, cardiac and cancer centers in northern Nevada. In 1984, Washoe Health System transitioned to a private not-for-profit health network and became the region's only Level II Trauma Center between Sacramento and Salt Lake City. Washoe Health System launched its not-for-profit health insurance division, Hometown Health (formerly Hospital Health Plan), in 1988 and earned a Medicare contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to offer a Medicare Advantage Plan, Senior Care Plus, in 1996.
In 2006, Washoe Health System rebranded to Renown Health and in 2007 opened the Tahoe Tower in Renown Regional Medical Center, a 10-story patient care tower featuring state-of-the-art technology. Renown Health became the first hospital in northern Nevada to perform robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System in 2008. The area's first and only children's emergency room was opened in 2009 at Renown Regional Medical Center and is the region's only Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Renown Health partnered with 23andMe and the Desert Research Institute to launch the Healthy Nevada Project, a population health study, in 2016. The Healthy Nevada Project provided northern Nevadans with no-cost genetic testing and participants who opted-in to receive clinical results were then screened for Tier 1 CDC genetic conditions in 2018.

In 2020, Renown Health established Western Clinical Alliance, a clinically integrated network focused on improving patient outcomes and lowering the overall cost of care. Along with partnering with community physicians, Renown Health is affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, establishing Nevada's first fully integrated health system.
Today, Renown Health is the region's only Level II Trauma Center, serving more than 1 million people and a 100,000 square mile reach – across Nevada, Lake Tahoe and eastern California.

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