Renown Health & Stanford Medicine Partnership

Renown Health announced recently that a new partnership with Stanford Medicine has been made.  This is truly and game change for the Reno medical arena.  It makes Northern Nevada better in a multitude of ways that our community should celebrate and strengthens the world class reputation that the Reno area is cultivating.

The area has world-class skiing and other out door recreation with miles of hiking and biking as well as attracting a world class technology sector with Telsa, Apple and Switch to just mention a few… that have moved to the Industrial park just East of Reno. Desert Research Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno’s seismology lab are among the top research institutes in our area.

Now this region has increased access to the Stanford Health Care system, including its Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, ranked last month as one of 11 exceptional children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S.News & World Report.  In the past over $40 million worth of medical care has been spent in residents seeing out-of state specialists and another $20 million on Travel, lodging and related expenses according to Renown analysis. Renown expects that academic affiliations between Renown and Stanford University will increase the number of specialists who train and provide care in Northern Nevada. More residents will be able to get care here because of telemedicine opportunities with Stanford doctors.  Nevada suffers from a doctor shortage and this opportunity is going to help the situation.  With this partnership hopefully doctors that train in our area will now stay permanently in the short and long term.

At present Renown’s Hometown Health plan insures about 135,000 people, most in Reno-Sparks. Specialty and sub-specialty care at Stanford facilities will be covered in -network by the plan. This can mean huge savings for treatment not available here for a child with cancer or anyone needing a heart transplant, for example.  Well done to all those involved in making this happen  for us who live in Reno.

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