Entries by jortega

Renown Appoints Joseph Grzymski as Chief Science Officer

  Taking the next step toward expanding its landmark population health and genetics research initiative to a statewide and national level, Renown recently appointed Joseph Grzymski, PhD, a recognized leader in biomedical and translational research, as the organization’s first Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). An associate research professor of microbiology and computational biology at the Desert […]

Renown Celebrates National Medical Assistant Week

  There are about 325 Renown employees who are helping to provide positive patient experiences every day. Medical Assistants, known better as MAs, work in medical group locations around the health network and bring a strong work ethic and knowledge to patient care for the community. National Medical Assistants Week is taking place from Oct. […]

Meet Brian May, a Top Talent of the Year 2018 Winner

Inside Renown features monthly profiles of the 2018 Top Talent of the Year winners. This month, it’s Brian May, Risk Adjustment Supervisor for Hometown Health. He was nominated for Top Talent for being highly respected and assisting with process improvement. His hard work with the Population Health Management Office, Hometown Health and Medical Group improved […]

Ty Windfeldt Honored for His Work with the Boys and Girls Club

  Ty Windfeldt, Hometown Health CEO and Renown Health Senior Vice President, was recently awarded the National Service to Youth Award from the Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows. This award is for Boys and Girls Club board members, employees of volunteers who have attained five or more years of devoted full- or […]

Winners Announced for We C.A.R.E. Story Submission Contest

  A panel of judges including We C.A.R.E. master trainers from across the network reviewed all recently submitted stories about how employees are implementing We C.A.R.E. service behaviors as Renown’s cultural compass. The following three submissions were selected as the winning stories:   First Place Winner – Sterile Processing Team We C.A.R.E. behavior the story […]

Growing Our Family at Renown Children’s Hospital

The greatest and most exciting part of my role as Chair of Pediatrics has been recruitment. In 2016, we were very fortunate to have the Pennington Foundation donate $7.5M to Renown Health with the sole purpose of recruiting much needed pediatricians and pediatric specialists to our community. In addition, the Pennington Foundation indicated that they […]

REACT Committee Represents Renown for Local Award

  On Aug. 16, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful gave its Adopter of the Year award to Renown Health. Leo Horishny and Kira Krayk, members of the REACT employee committee at Renown, were joined by Wendy Damonte, Vice President of Advocacy and Community Partnership, to accept the award at KTMB’s Raise the River event at Idlewild […]

Meet Amanda Thomas, a Top Talent of the Year 2018 Winner

  Inside Renown features monthly profiles of the 2018 Top Talent of the Year winners. This month, it’s Amanda Thomas, BSN, RN, OCN, Outpatient Infusion Services. She was nominated for Top Talent because of her work as a triage nurse. She developed guidelines for reviewing all chemotherapy orders, ensured testing was done and identified many […]

Renown Physician Leader Honored as a Healthcare Hero

  Nevada Business magazine named Dr. Derek Beenfeldt, Chief of Primary Care at Renown Health, to its annual Healthcare Heroes list. He was chosen as the Northern Nevada Physician Hero. Nevada Business magazine also published a story that honors Dr. Beenfeldt’s work and you can read it here or below: Even with the tremendous responsibilities […]