Renown Health President and CEO Dr. Anthony Slonim (pictured fourth from left), was honored May 2 with the annual Vision Award from the Nevada Clergy Association and received a proclamation from the Reno mayor declaring May 2 Dr. Anthony Slonim Day. Also pictured: Wendy Damonte, Renown vice president of advocacy and community partnership; Joel Muller, vice president Renown Health Foundation; Patricia Meidell, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; and Suzanne Hendery, Renown vice president and chief marketing officer.
It’s not everyday when the mayor declares it’s “your” day.
But to the surprise of Anthony Slonim MD, DrPH, president and CEO of Renown Health, May 2 became just that. The city’s mayor, Hillary Schieve, named May 2 as Dr. Anthony Slonim Day for his many contributions to the community. Dr. Slonim received the proclamation after being honored the same day with the annual Vision Award from the Nevada Clergy Association at the organization’s Nevada Prayer Breakfast.
The clergy group recognized Dr. Slonim for driving Renown’s partnership with them to create the Interfaith Spiritual Center to offer patients in the region better access to more comprehensive spiritual care programs. The center will become a cornerstone for programs where patients and families can gather for fellowship, guidance, peace, reflection, comfort and strength.
The Interfaith Spiritual Center, its programs and the community of leaders will also provide Renown Health caregivers the opportunity to receive additional culture-specific training for religious and spiritual best practices, including how to offer palliative and hospice care.
Renown is proud of Dr. Slonim and all of his work for the people and communities we serve. Please join us in celebrating this special day. Below is the text of the mayor’s proclamation:
Whereas, Dr. Anthony Slonim, President and CEO of Renown Health, which is Reno, Nevada’s only locally-governed, not-for-profit healthcare network, brings over 15 years of executive healthcare leadership experience to Renown, in addition to being a physician, professor, author and fellow; and
Whereas, Dr. Anthony Slonim was named the inaugural editor-in-chief for the American Association of Physician Leadership’s (AAPL) Physician Leadership Journal and online Physician Leadership Library; has chaired the American Journal of Managed Care’s ACO Coalition, and was recently appointed to the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Care Systems Council; and
Whereas, Dr. Anthony Slonim co-chairs the Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities board, a collaboration of thought leaders that looks at the health and healthcare needs of the more than 500,000 residents who call northern Nevada home and determine solutions needed to improve both healthcare and overall health and well-being; and
Whereas, Dr. Anthony Slonim is among the 150 esteemed nominees short listed for Modern Healthcare’s “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” honor; and
Whereas, Dr. Anthony Slonim is the recipient of the interfaith Nevada Clergy Association’s Vision Award given in gratitude for his work in fostering collaborative community partnerships, groundbreaking technology and innovative healthcare solutions, and for advancing spiritual wellness in the world of medicine.
Now therefore, I Hillary L. Schieve, Mayor of the City of Reno, Nevada, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, May 2, 2017, as Dr. Anthony Slonim Day.