Renown Health has expanded its services by opening a new family practice clinic at The Summit Mall in South Reno this past spring.
The clinic offers primary care services along with a laboratory but may expand the offering of services in the future.
According to Dr. Marie McCormack, medical director of Renown Medical Group, the clinic was created with expansion in mind but the group is taking a wait and see attitude because of the uncertainty in health care with a proposal to replace and repeal Obamacare on the table by the Trump administration.
The South Reno clinic will employ 11 people at the onset with more hires possibly happening in the future. The clinic is the twelfth for Renown Health primary clinics throughout the Reno-Sparks area, as well as Fallon, Carson City, and Fernley.
Formerly known as the Washoe Health System, Renown Health was founded in 1862 during an outbreak of smallpox. When Nevada became a state in 1864, the first clinic opened by Washoe Health System became the area’s very first hospital.
The first pediatrics unit in the Reno area opened at Washoe Medical Center in 1949 with a heart care unit being established in 1963, a few months before the first pacemaker operation in the area took place at the hospital, By 1977, the hospital had also performed the first open-heart surgery in Reno.
Carrying on the tradition that began with Washoe, Renown Health continues to strive to be first in medical technology advancement in the Reno area. In 2004, Renown Health offered the first angiography biplane that is used to treat stroke patients in the area.
The only not-for-profit healthcare network that is locally governed in Reno, Renown Health’s profits stay in the local care to be reinvested into the people, equipment, and programs to better serve the community of Reno.