June 28, 2016
RENO, Nev. (June 28, 2016) – Today, Renown Health and Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Medicine announced a landmark affiliation which will expand specialty services available to northern Nevadans. "Renown has been actively working to develop partnerships that expand our capabilities and offer new ways to improve the health and well-being of our entire community," Anthony Slonim, M.D., DrPH, Renown Health president and CEO said. "Today's announcement is an additional building block to support an innovative approach to community healthcare. We are proud to welcome Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Medicine to our growing list of visionary partners."

The partnership includes affiliations between Renown Health and Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford University School of Medicine and will open new doors for Nevada patients who need specialty care services. Patients and their families will have greater access to a broad range of highly specialized medical services provided by Stanford physicians, including the potential for clinical trials with Stanford researchers. Patient care will be fully coordinated between Renown and Stanford to ensure a seamless experience, which will improve care, access and services for patients in northern Nevada and the surrounding communities.

With this partnership, members of Renown's health insurance plan, Hometown Health, will now gain access to specialty care physicians and services at Stanford Health Care - one of the nation's leading academic medical centers. Plans also include expanded access via telemedicine that will allow even more families to receive care closer to home. In addition, academic affiliations between Renown and Stanford University School of Medicine will aim to increase the number of physician specialists receiving training and providing care in northern Nevada.

"We are really excited about this new partnership with Renown Health as we've seen an amazing evolution these last many years with Renown," said Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. "Renown is a comprehensive health network with particular expertise in population health, telemedicine and health insurance management that is serving the northern Nevada community well. Both of our organizations will gain knowledge from one other as we take this new journey together."

"Renown is taking a forward-thinking approach to health and healthcare," Slonim added. "By forging new partnerships, we will be able to connect patients and their loved ones with more resources critical to their care. As our community's independent, locally governed, not-for-profit health system, we are working diligently to build the healthcare network our region needs and establish the future of health our community deserves."
 
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About Renown Health
Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is one of the region’s largest private employers with a workforce of more than 5,700. It comprises three acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing, the area’s most comprehensive medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown has a long tradition of being the first in the region to successfully perform leading-edge medical procedures. For more information, visit renown.org.

About Hometown Health
Established in 1988, Hometown Health is northern Nevada’s largest and only locally-owned, not-for-profit health insurance company. Providing wide-ranging medical coverage and great service to members, Hometown Health represents a philosophy of healthcare that emphasizes active partnerships between members and physicians. Hometown Health values prevention as a key component of comprehensive care - reducing the risks of illness and helping to treat small problems before they can become more severe. Hometown Health offers various insurance products including HMO, PPO, HSA, Dental, Vision, Individual and Family and Senior Care Plus, northern Nevada’s first Medicare Advantage Plan. For more information, call 775-982-3000 or visit www.hometownhealth.com.

About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at its core, is the largest Bay Area health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. As the top-ranked children’s hospital in Northern California, and one of just 11 nationwide to be named on the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, we are a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty. With care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay, together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 65 locations across Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Now celebrating our hospital’s 25th anniversary in 2016, the best is getting even better as we look ahead to the summer 2017 debut of our expanded pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

About Stanford Health Care
Stanford Health Care seeks to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate and discover. Stanford Health Care delivers clinical innovation across its inpatient services, specialty health centers, physician offices, virtual care offerings and health plan programs. Stanford Health Care is part of Stanford Medicine, a leading academic health system that includes the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children's Health, with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Stanford Medicine is renowned for breakthroughs in treating cancer, heart disease, brain disorders and surgical and medical conditions. For more information, visit: www.stanfordhealthcare.org.

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