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Nurse Becomes Mom, Patient Becomes Son: Izaiah’s Journey to a Forever Family

In what sounds like a storyline straight out of an episode of Grey's Anatomy, meet the Renown NICU nurse who went from caring for a precariously premature newborn at work -- to becoming his...
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What Does it Mean to Be a ‘Pathway to Excellence’ Hospital?

Renown Regional Medical Center and Renown South Meadows are the only two hospitals in Nevada that have received the 'Pathway to Excellence' designation. What does this mean? Read on. Renown Health believes that when the...
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Inspired by ER, Nurse Starts a Nonprofit that Feeds the Homeless

Read the story of how one ER nurse took the suffering she witnessed and transformed it through good deeds. She now feeds the homeless once a month as part of a nonprofit she created.  As...

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One Patient’s Story of Survival with the Help of ICU Nurses

Thanks in part to the care provided by Renown's award-winning team of ICU nurses, Tony Mowatt is alive, thriving and engaged. Read his story -- and learn about the exclusive Beacon Award of Excellence...
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What Does it Mean to Be a ‘Pathway to Excellence’ Hospital?

Renown Regional Medical Center and Renown South Meadows are the only two hospitals in Nevada that have received the 'Pathway to Excellence' designation. What does this mean? Read on. Renown Health believes that when the...
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What’s the ‘Why’? Chemotherapy Nurse Celebrates Caregivers’ Important Role

Amanda Thomas, RN, BSN, OCN, a chemotherapy nurse at Renown Institute for Cancer, wrote the following essay. Her goal: to encourage and inspire others in the nursing profession by reminding them of the "why" -- why...

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Meet the Writers

Melodie Osborn

Melodie Osborn, RN, BSN

Melodie Osborn, Renown Health vice president and chief nursing officer, transitional care services, oversees the daily patient care and operational services for Renown’s acute rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, home health and hospice care, palliative care and advanced wound care.

Jen Richards, PhD, RN

Jen Richards, Renown Health vice president and chief nursing officer, acute care services, oversees hospital-based nursing care, including the emergency, ICU, telemetry and medical/surgical inpatient departments.

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