From the CEO: Establishing Much-Needed Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute


Renown Health President and CEO Tony Slonim, M.D., Dr.PH., FACHE, talks about the generous donation from Charles and Stacie Mathewson to establish the Stacie Mathewson Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute at Renown.

We, at Renown Health, are so appreciative of Charles and Stacie Mathewson and their support of the Stacie Mathewson Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute at Renown.

Unfortunately, here in northern Nevada, we have had a crisis in behavioral health and addiction. People are suffering every day, and this institute will really help us to build infrastructure that takes a new look at everything from screening young people to helping them improve the way they live their lives while addressing their mental health issues or concerns.

There are two important ways I think this gift will be transformational for our community. First, this donation helps us support a place where people can go to get comprehensive and congenial care in a way that meets their needs. Secondly, this gift helps support research that will allow us to understand the underpinnings of what creates behavioral health and addiction problems in our community. If we can unlock the reasons why people get addicted or have mental health conditions, we actually might be able to find a cure. That’s why I’m so excited about this generous gift from Chuck and Stacie Mathewson.

Dr. Anthony Slonim
is an innovator and proven leader in healthcare on both the regional and national levels. During his notable career at major healthcare organizations and academic institutions, Dr. Slonim has developed a national profile as an expert in patient safety, accountable care, healthcare quality and innovative care delivery models focused on improving health within the community. For more Healthy Perspectives, follow Dr. Slonim on Twitter


Stacie Mathewson Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute

In the years ahead, the Institute will expand intensive outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization programs and medication-assisted treatment to better serve those struggling with mental illness and addiction. The Institute will also work to decrease stigma and encourage more people to seek help.

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