Establishing the Stacie Mathewson Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute at Renown

Posted on May 31, 2018

Mental health and addiction are two struggles well known in the Silver State. For the second straight year, Nevada ranked 51st in the nation according to Mental Health America’s 2018 State of Mental Health Report. Overall, Nevada has the highest prevalence of mental illness and substance use, combined with limited access to treatment and a shortage of care providers.

Fourth-year medical students present healing works of art at Artist in Residence Show & Reception, May 17

Posted on May 16, 2018

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) in collaboration with the Renown Health Foundation, will host an Artist in Residence Show & Reception. Artist in Residence is an elective available to select fourth-year medical students who work in artistic disciplines including visual, literary, musical, performing and video. 

Physician Assistant Studies program awarded accreditation

Posted on April 26, 2018

A new program to increase healthcare professionals for northern Nevada and the state has received the green light to move forward. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program received Accreditation-Provisional by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education (ARC-PA). 

Medical Services Expand For Northern Nye County Residents

Posted on March 27, 2018

In a continued effort to provide access to critical health care services for Tonopah and the surrounding area, Northern Nye County Hospital District is excited to announce two collaborations that will expand services in the area. 

Healthy Nevada Project Announces Pilot Study Insights and Phase Two Enrollment

Posted on March 15, 2018

Eighteen months ago, northern Nevada made history welcoming a first-of-its-kind, community-based population health study combining clinical, genetic and environmental data with the goal of providing personalized, precision medicine for individuals while improving health statewide.

International Speaker Discusses Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Stigma

Posted on February 1, 2018

Nevada had the fifth highest suicide rate in the nation in 2016, with suicide claiming more than 600 lives in the Silver State. This heartbreaking statistic is one of many that shows behavioral health is critical to improving overall health in the Truckee Meadows.

Groundbreaking Population Health Study Will Open to 40,000 More Volunteers

Posted on January 9, 2018

Fifteen months after launching the state’s landmark Healthy Nevada Project, Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI) is taking steps toward significantly expanding public enrollment in its community-based population health study. Today, executives and research team members announce they have partnered with personal genomics company, Helix for the next phase of the study expected to open enrollment this spring.

Senior Care Plus Highest-Rated Medicare Advantage Plan in Nevada

Posted on October 12, 2017

Senior Care Plus, a Medicare Advantage Plan from Hometown Health, received a 4.5 Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) making it the highest-rated Medicare Advantage Plan in the state of Nevada for 2018.

Centene Corporation Offers On-Exchange Plans for 14 Bare Counties in Nevada

Posted on August 15, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced that the Missouri-based Centene Corporation, also known as SilverSummit in Nevada, will be offering health insurance coverage to all Nevada residents including those in 14 bare counties on the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. This is a fantastic time to welcome SilverSummit to our healthcare market and express the state’s sincere gratitude for stepping up, partnering with Nevada’s own Hometown Health, and providing an insurance option for thousands of Nevadans.

Renown And Urban Roots Launch Urban Teaching Farm To Educate And Nourish Community

Posted on August 1, 2017

Media is invited to an event to celebrate the opening of the Renown Health and Urban Roots Urban Teaching Farm built by AmeriCorps members. Other partners include: Lowe’s, NV Energy, Reno Lumber and Full Circle Soils and Compost.