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Renown Health

1155 Mill Street Reno, NV 89502, US

About us

Renown Health is northern Nevada's largest not-for-profit health network and a nationally recognized healthcare leader. With our dedicated staff, modern facilities, state-of-the-art technology, commitment to quality care, and role in educating future physicians and nurses, Renown Health delivers excellence in healthcare.

A National Healthcare Leader

Your address shouldn’t limit or define the quality of your healthcare. Whether you live on a ranch, in a city or a suburb, you and your family deserve and should expect to have access to the best care and treatment options available to anyone, anywhere in the country.

Renown wholeheartedly agrees. As a national health leader, we challenge ourselves to go above and beyond for the health of our entire community. We develop programs to help people live healthier, happier lives. We provide the region’s only Level II Trauma Center, serving over 1 million people and 100,000 square miles. We offer desperately needed health and medical services in remote, rural communities.

These on-going efforts and many others at Renown are made possible through the generous support of our donors, who also believe in providing industry-leading care where it’s needed — right here in Nevada.

Our Story

Renown Health was founded as Washoe Health System in 1862 during a smallpox outbreak. The clinic became the area's first hospital when Nevada became a state in 1864 and opened the first 40-bed facility in 1876. Over the next century, Washoe Health System would establish pediatric, cardiac and cancer centers in northern Nevada.  In 1984, Washoe Health System transitioned to a private not-for-profit health network and became the region's only Level II Trauma Center between Sacramento and Salt Lake City. Washoe Health System launched its not-for-profit health insurance division, Hometown Health (formerly Hospital Health Plan), in 1988 and earned a Medicare contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to offer a Medicare Advantage Plan, Senior Care Plus, in 1996.

In 2006, Washoe Health System rebranded to Renown Health and in 2007 opened the Tahoe Tower in Renown Regional Medical Center, a 10-story patient care tower featuring state-of-the-art technology. Renown Health became the first hospital in northern Nevada to perform robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System in 2008. The area's first and only children's emergency room was opened in 2009 at Renown Regional Medical Center and is the region's only Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Renown Health partnered with 23andMe and the Desert Research Institute to launch the Healthy Nevada Project, a population health study, in 2016. The Healthy Nevada Project provided northern Nevadans with no-cost genetic testing and participants who opted-in to receive clinical results were then screened for Tier 1 CDC genetic conditions in 2018.

In 2020, Renown Health established Western Clinical Alliance, a clinically integrated network focused on improving patient outcomes and lowering the overall cost of care. Along with partnering with community physicians, Renown Health is affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, establishing Nevada's first fully integrated health system.

Today, Renown Health is the region's only Level II Trauma Center, serving more than 1 million people and a 100,000 square mile reach – across Nevada, Lake Tahoe and eastern California.

Our Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan is focused on being our community's trusted partner of patient centered care. We're committed to creating a better system of care to serve our patients and community.

Our Mission

Renown Health makes a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. 


Our Vision

Renown Health, with our partners, will inspire better health in our communities. 


Our Values 

Caring: We are caring and compassionate.

Integrity: We demonstrate respect and integrity.

Collaboration: We collaborate with our patients, families, employees, physicians, and communities.

Excellence: We strive for excellence in all we do.


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