As Reno’s only not-for-profit and locally-governed healthcare network, Renown Health is completely invested in the people as well as programs and equipment to help better serve the community. With no out-of-state shareholders or owners that have to be satisfied, Renown Health makes sure that the local citizens are able to be a part of how the money is spent. Renown Health’s purpose is to be able to serve the needs of the patients as well as the communities.
At The Summit Mall, located in South Reno, Renown Health has started the process of opening up a new family practice clinic. This clinic will be able to no only provide primary care services but also provide a laboratory with a possibility of an increase in future services. The medical director of Renown Medical Group, Dr. McCormack, explained that the clinic is also designed in a way that it will provide patients with a more inviting as well as comfortable setting.
The space is very flexible with the ability to add more services later on. This includes the addition of a conference room, so that staff is able to sit down and talk with patients on different healthcare matters in a more comfortable setting than an exam room. The clinic will take on 11 staff members and the facility will add at least one more nurse practitioner as well as one more primary care physician. With more people moving down to the South Reno area, Dr. McCormack felt that there was a need to provide more primary care clinics.
The clinic is 10,000 square feet and it takes the space of three different vacant storefronts. The general contractor that was chosen for the project is Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC. Eric Fong, who works for MBA Architects + Interior Design, was chosen to perform the design as well as the architecture of this new clinic. Forbes Engineering performed the structural engineering and MSA Engineering Consultants performed all other engineering aspects including electrical, plumbing and mechanical.