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Pediatricians rise to the occasion at Renown Children’s Hospital

“We have the right culture here.”  In the two years that Dr. Max Coppes has worked as Physician-in-Chief at Renown Children’s Hospital (and simultaneously at the Nell J. Redfield Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine), he’s been a catalyst for change and new opportunities. He has a vision for […]

Listen to Dr. Tony Slonim Jan. 3 on National Podcast

Dr. Tony Slonim, President and CEO of Renown Health, was a guest on the News and Insights podcast from the national CMR Institute. Dr. Slonim will describe the challenges that many Accountable Care Organizations face today and will also give his take on what that means for sales professionals and the opportunities these challenges provide. […]

Healthy Nevada Project Opening to 40,000 More Volunteers

  Fifteen months after launching our community-based population health study with the Desert Research Institute (DRI), we are taking steps toward significantly expanding public enrollment. Today, Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI) – jointly formed by Renown Health and DRI – announced a new project partner, personal genomics company Helix. Using Helix’s proprietary Next […]

Dawn Ahner Earns Third Award from Becker’s as a Woman Health Leader to Know

For the third consecutive year, a national healthcare publication has given recognition to Dawn Ahner, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Renown Health. Dawn was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s annual publication’s “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” List. She joins honorees from Johns Hopkins, Kaiser Permanente and Cleveland Clinic, […]

Data Center Reduces the Potential of Downtimes at Renown

​Last year, Renown Health moved its data to a redu​ndant system at both Switch locations, Reno and Las Vegas, and there have already been benefits as the new system continues to be implemented. One of those benefits is the reduction of potential downtime across our data environment, which includes applications like Epic and Kronos. While […]

Housekeeping, with a very different perspective.

“Serving patients is so rewarding. ”When you think about critically significant jobs in healthcare, housekeeping might not be the first thing that comes to mind.  However, once you consider the importance of cleanliness, sanitation and infection control, you get an entirely different perspective about the work. It’s unlike any other housekeeping job you might imagine, […]

New Care Coordination Team Impresses Grateful Patient

A recent positive experience between an employee and a patient speaks well to all three of the pillars of Renown’s Back to Basics portion of the strategic plan: clinical quality, process efficiency and service excellence. It also shows how teamwork helps strengthen the patient experience at Renown.​ It started when Courtney, an Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist […]