2016: A Year of New Partnerships for a Healthier Community


In 2016, Renown formed new and groundbreaking partnerships to improve access to and improve health care in our region and beyond. Check out this video highlighting some of these meaningful partnerships.

2016: A Year of Community Partnerships

In 2016, Renown Health added some significant partners, including a collaboration with the Desert Research Institute and genetics company 23andMe for a population health study. Already, nearly 10,000 northern Nevadans have taken a DNA test to help find patterns for improving healthcare here.  

Another significant partner is Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford University School of Medicine. Persons who need specialty care will now have greater access and coverage through Hometown Health.

Renown also partnered with the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) to maintain its Community Health Programs, including a free Nurse Health Line to answer medical concerns.

The William N. Pennington Foundation formed a new relationship with Renown Children’s Hospital to fund up to 17 pediatric specialists and work with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to graduate more pediatricians.

And when Tonopah lost its only medical facility, Renown stepped in to provide a telemedicine clinic. Residents there had to travel more than 100 miles for medical care before this partnership with the Nye County Commission.

Other partnerships include Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, Urban Roots, Immunize Nevada, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, American Heart Association, Girls On The Run, and numerous other nonprofits and private businesses who have stepped up to work with Renown to improve healthcare and improve the quality of stay for patients.

We recognized a number of them in this video, but would like to thank everyone who has partnered with Renown Health.