Renown Regional Medical Center

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Renown Regional Medical Center
Renown Health
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Location Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, United States
Coordinates 39°31′32″N 119°47′45″W / 39.52542°N 119.79574°W / 39.52542; -119.79574Coordinates: 39°31′32″N 119°47′45″W / 39.52542°N 119.79574°W / 39.52542; -119.79574
Care system Public
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type General and Teaching
Affiliated university University of Nevada School of Medicine
Emergency department II
Helipad FAA LID: NV57
Beds 808
Founded 1876
Website Official website

Renown Regional Medical Center is part of Renown Health, a non-profit hospital in Reno, Nevada. It is Renown Health's flagship hospital and the region's only level II trauma center.[1] Renown Regional facilitates the area's only dedicated children's hospital, Renown Children's Hospital.[1] The hospital was founded in 1876 with the establishment of the Washoe Clinic in 1862.[2]


In 1862, the organization's roots was established with the formation of the Washoe Clinic.[2] The clinic was founded to treat patients affected by a smallpox outbreak in Washoe Valley, Nevada.[2] The Washoe County Hospital opened in 1864, after Nevada became a state.[2] The medical center and the healthcare organization were transferred to Washoe Health Systems, a private non-profit organization, in 1984.[2] In 2006, Washoe Health System changed its name to Renown Health.[2]

The Renown Regional Medical Center opened a new pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric floor in February 2012.[3][4] Renown raised $5.2 million for the 10 month construction project.[4] The remodeling of the floor was Renown's largest philanthropic project.[4]


The Renown Regional Medical Center consists of two Centers for Advanced Medicine.[1] The hospital facilitates the Renown Children's Hospital, the area's only dedicated children's hospital.[1][3][4] Renown Regional provides cancer, heart, neurosciences, orthopedics, surgery, intensive care and women's and children's services.[1] Renown Regional is the region's only Level II Trauma Center.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "India Pharma News". June 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Renown Health: Established in 1862". Nevada Business Magazine. Henderson. May 1, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Renown Children's Hospital opens new patient floor". February 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Marcus, Emerson (January 31, 2012). "Renown about to open colorful kids floor". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved December 27, 2014. (subscription required)

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