Beyond the Bedside:

A Blog by Renown Nurses

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Jay Brownson Looking for a Way to Lose Weightvideo

How a Nurse and Father Lost More Than 150 Pounds

Renown Health nurse, Jay, kept getting heavier despite all attempts to lose weight. At his heaviest, Jay weighed 380 pounds. He knew he needed to make changes to get away from this unhealthy path...
RNs Cheryl and Jessica Jameson

Daughter Continues Mom’s Legacy of Caring for Others

In honor of Mother's Day, Cheryl Jameson, RN at Renown, shares how proud she is of her daughter as she begins her nursing career. Her daughter, Jessica, shares how she hopes to continue her...
Ana and Janell

University of Portland Nursing Students Put Their Skills into Practice at Renown

Ana Lutkemuller (left) is a nursing student at the University of Portland who recently shadowed Janell Contaxis (right) at Renown Regional Medical Center on the Neurosciences unit.Four students from the University of Portland’s School...

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2019 Nurses of Achievement Honorees

2019 Nurses of Achievement Honorees

The BEST of the BEST We’d like to congratulate and thank those nurses who have been nominated for the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement award. The 2019 Nurses of Achievement Honorees nominated show great dedication...
importance of nursingvideo

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...

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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