Renown Health, which is the largest nonprofit healthcare network in Northern Nevada, will be soon opening a new family practice clinic in South Reno. The clinic is located at The Summit Mall and is designed to be a comfortable place, including the waiting area which looks similar to a home’s living room.
Dr. McCormack, who serves as the Medical Director of Renown Medical Group, said that the space the clinic occupies was made to be flexible in order to meet the future needs of the clinic. She added that due to uncertainty in the industry the leadership of Renown Health want to keep their options open. The biggest uncertainty is what is going to happen if President Trump and Republicans fulfill their vow to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Once the clinic is open it will have a staff of 11 medical professionals. Dr. McCormack said that the area has a growing population that needs better access to primary care clinics. The new clinic will join Renown Health’s 12 other primary clinics in the region including ones in Carson City, Fernley, and Fallon.
It was in 1862 that Renown Health was established in Northern Nevada. In 1864, they opened the region’s first hospital which was the same year that Nevada became a state. Some other notable events in the history of Renown Health include it establishing the first pediatric unit in the area in 1949 and performing the first open-heart surgery in the region in 1977. Click here to learn more about the organization.
The University of Nevada School of Medicine has a deep relationship with Renown Health. The university’s residency program was established at Renown Health’s hospital in 1979. Later on, they partnered on a research study involving brain MRI. In another partnership, the Renown Regional Medical Center is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This hospital remains the only children’s emergency room in the area and includes 11 children’s examination rooms.