This year marks our 150th anniversary of providing medical care to the northern Nevada community. It all began in 1862 after a small pox outbreak prompted the community to start a hospital fund. That fund brought the first medical services to the region.
From those humble beginnings, our hospital grew to serve athletes of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, perform the first pacemaker surgery in the region, become the first cancer treatment center in northern Nevada, and begin a lasting commitment to serve the youngest members of our community – the children of northern Nevada.
Here are some of the moments in our long history that highlight our commitment to children’s services.
- 1985 – Designated as the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Northern Nevada.
- 1999 – Offered the region’s first Children’s Specialty Care serving pediatric cancer patients and children with other blood disorders.
- 2009 – Opened the area’s only dedicated children’s hospital and Children’s ER.
- 2012 – Opened our new completely donor-funded patient floor including the Wilbur D. May Pediatric ICU and Ronald McDonald Family Room.
See more of our history on our interactive timeline at Renown150.org.
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Was your child born at Renown? Did you or a family member receive a service from Renown that allowed you receive care close to home? Help us celebrate our 150 years in the community by sharing a story about Renown that’s close to your heart. The history of Renown is woven into the fabric of our community, telling your story will help us tell ours.
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