Renown Partners With Stanford, Bringing More Specialized Care To Reno

Jun 29, 2016

Kirk Gillis (pictured) and other Renown and Stanford executives announced the partnership to a crowd of 100 people.
Credit Natalie Van Hoozer

Renown Health and Stanford Medicine are teaming up to give patients in Northern Nevada critical access to specialty care.

Hospital executives announced at a press conference that Renown patients will now have an easier time seeking specialized medical services like pediatric healthcare.

“We have kids in this community that are diagnosed with tumors,” said Renown executive Kirk Gillis. “We don’t have the type of physician expertise in this community to manage specialized brain tumors or lung tumors in children.”

For that reason, Gillis says that Stanford will provide expertise in areas like pediatric cancer and heart defects.

This new access will be granted to members of Hometown Health, Renown’s healthcare plan.

In the future, the goal is to allow medical residents from the University of Nevada, Reno, to train in Palo Alto, California, where Stanford is based.

The program will also feature advanced telemedicine, which goes beyond a basic virtual consultation by addressing specific medical conditions, like heart problems.