Renown Regional Medical Center

Reno, United States

Renown Regional Medical Center

Renown Regional Medical Center (formerly Washoe Medical Center) is part of Renown Health (formerly Washoe Health System), a non-profit hospital in Reno, Nevada. It is Renown Health's flagship hospital and the region's only level II trauma center. Renown Regional facilitates the area's only dedicated children's hospital, Renown Children's Hospital. The hospital was founded in 1876.

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

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