Beyond the Bedside:

A Blog by Renown Nurses

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Got Fitness Goals? Find Inspiration from the Nurse Who Runs Ultramarathons

Read the story of a Renown nurse who finds purpose and de-stresses while undertaking 100-mile runs -- called ultramarathons.  A nurse in Renown’s Healthy Heart Program (Intensive Cardiac Rehab), Emily Richards, RN, BSN, runs ultramarathons. What’s...
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Nursing Blog: Welcoming New Employees With a Team Approach

How does Renown Health introduce new employees to their jobs? It's a comprehensive orientation program that includes a thorough introduction to many available resources. Read about them more here, and watch the video for...
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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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From the CEO: The Importance of Nursing

Renown Health President and CEO Tony Slonim, M.D., Dr.PH., FACHE, worked as an ER nurse before becoming a physician. With that firsthand experience, Tony talks about the importance of nursing and the many ways...

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...

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...

Nursing Careers at Renown Health

Learn more about our mission, vision and values and the benefits of a career in nursing at Renown Health today.

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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