This spring Renown Health opened a new family practice clinic in Reno’s Summit Mall.It’s Renown Health’s 12th primary care clinics in the Reno-Sparks, Fallon, Carson City and Fernley area and enables the company to offer healthcare services in South Reno. At the outset the clinic will feature a laboratory and primary care services. It may offer additional services in the future. The 10,000-square-foot facility is designed to be inviting and comfortable for patients of all ages. The clinic has a 11 person staff currently and may add another primary care physician and a nurse practitioner soon.
Reno based companies handled the entire project. MBA Architects + Interior Design’s Eric Fong handled the design and architecture of the clinic. The project’s general contractor was Carson City based Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC. The structural engineering was handled by Forbes Engineering. MSA Engineering Consultants did the plumbing, mechanical and electrical engineering. More than a dozen local contractors played a role in completing the facility. Steady population in South Reno brought about the need for the new clinic.Renown Health is Northern Nevada’s largest not-for-profit locally owned healthcare network. With over 6,500 employees, it is among the largest employers in the region.
Founded in the Washoe Valley when a smallpox outbreak hit the area in 1862, the company was called Washoe Health System until 2006 when it became Renown Health. Initially the facility was just a clinic, but when Nevada became a state in 1864 it became the state’s first hospital. In 1875, the facility bought 40 acres and expanded the hospital to include 40 beds.The Washoe Medical Center added a pediatrics unit in 1949, a heart care unit in 1963 and a cancer care center in the 1970s. The hospital performed the region’s first pacemaker implantation and in 1977 the region’s first open-heart surgery was performed there. Washoe Medical Center established a residency program with the University of Nevada School of Medicine that began in 1979.
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