Committee to explore Nevada's healthcare needs

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Committee to explore Nevada's healthcare needs

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Renown Health and the University of Nevada School of Medicine announced Monday that they are teaming up in an effort to change the future landscape of healthcare in Nevada.

Renown Health and the University of Nevada School of Medicine announced Monday that they are teaming up in an effort to change the future landscape of healthcare in Nevada.

The two organizations have collaborated on a medical residency program for more than three decades, but they have now formed a steering committee to discuss options for a formal strategic partnership.

The committee will explore how to address Nevada's needs, including the state's doctor shortage, along with expanding clinical research opportunities.

Right now, Nevada ranks 47th in the country for access to primary care physicians. That's according to the Nevada Public Health Foundation.

The committee will offer its recommendations by next spring and includes leaders from both Renown and the School of Medicine, along with local and rural doctors.

Bruce James, the president and CEO of Nevada New-Tech, Inc., will chair the board. James has previously served as a National Institutes of Health Advisory Board Chairman.