Renown Health, a not-for-profit health network operating locally in Reno, Nevada, is opening a new clinic. The clinic will be a family practice and will be located in the Summit Mall in South Reno. At 10,000 square feet, it will not be a stop that can easily be passed by. It will take up three store fronts and is sure to attract attention.The family practice clinic is a new step in the Renown Health network’s plan for improving community health in Reno. The medical Director of Renown, Dr. McCormick, said in an interview with Northern Nevada Business Weekly staff that he wants the new space to “look like a livingroom”, and make patients feel comfortable and relaxed. The clinic will open in the Spring of this year. Currently there are 11 staff members on board, but the Renown director said that they are looking for one more physician as well as another nurse.
The remodel of the space that will be used for the clinic went into full swing last November, as demolition teams tore down remnants of the stores that used to occupy the space. The remodel is well underway and is sure to be an impressive transformation. Renown is known for providing a unique atmosphere that is less centered on “health care” and more on “health”. The space will include a conference room in which patients can talk with their care teams.
Renown is different from other health care providers because they are not-for-profit, and are locally owned. Instead of answering to an out-of-state authority with unknown motivations, the authority and leadership for Renown comes from within the community. The hospital board and advisers include 150 Reno locals.This community feel is alive and well through out the whole Renown organization, including the economic side of their model. They gave to over one hundred community non-profits int he last year, and continually re-invest the money from healthcare provided back into the community of which they are a part.