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    • Wednesday, May 01, 2024

    Renown Health Celebrates Grand Reopening of Expanded Wound Clinic

    Renown Health is thrilled to announce the successful grand reopening event of the remodeled and expanded outpatient Advanced Wound Clinic at 1500 East 2nd Street in Reno. The event, which took place on April 30, 2024, welcomed patients and guests to commemorate this significant milestone. Attendees were treated to a series of activities, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony, keynote speaker and a tour of the newly refurbished facilities. “The expansion of the Advanced Wound Clinic at Renown signifies a tremendous leap forward for our community and is a testament to the dedication of our patients. The purpose of wound care is to help you heal faster so you can get back to your life. A chronic wound can detract from your quality of life and prevent you from doing things you enjoy,” said Dr. Derek Freiheit, Medical Director, Renown Advanced Wound Care. “I am proud to witness the collective impact of our efforts as clinicians in partnership with patients, to enhance access to essential healthcare services, heal their wounds and improve their lives." “This event reaffirms our commitment to advancing access to healthcare,” said Rahul Mediwala, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Renown Medical Group. “With the expansion of our state-of-the-art Advanced Wound Clinic, we’re not just healing wounds; we’re pioneering innovative solutions, transforming lives and reaffirming our dedication to exceptional patient care. Together, we are working to improve access to advanced wound care for all in need, including providing training and resources to rural home health agencies and clinics so that all patients can receive care they need, close to home.” A highlight of the event was the inspiring words delivered by Richard Peraldo, whose remarkable journey has touched the lives of many in the northern Nevada community. Richard was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and his story served as a powerful reminder of the importance of resilience and community support in overcoming adversity. His presence lent a profound sense of purpose to the occasion, reinforcing Renown Health's commitment to providing compassionate care to all those we serve. “The people in this clinic saved my life and I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn't for them,” Richard said. “When I first came to the Wound Clinic, this was a team of doctors and nurses, but when I left, they were family and friends.” The successful reopening and expansion of the Renown Advanced Wound Clinic marks a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to provide best-in-class healthcare services to the community. About Renown Advanced Wound Care: Renown Advanced Wound Care is the largest provider of outpatient wound care in northern Nevada. With a highly trained team of certified professionals, the team at Renown Advanced Wound Care provides treatment of acute and chronic wounds and ostomy education and care. They specialize in the treatment of complex wound care, collaboration with other specialties and coordination of community resources. While access to wound care in rural areas has been a challenge for patients, the team at Renown Advanced Wound Care has been instrumental in providing training and resources to rural home health agencies and clinics so that patients can receive care closer to home. Renown Advanced Wound Care Also Specializes In: Care of acute and chronic wounds Pressure, vascular and diabetic ulcers Negative pressure wound therapy Selection of appropriate wound dressings and treatments Interdisciplinary limb preservation service rounds Diabetic Foot Care: We specialize in diabetic foot care and education to help patients and their families adjust to a healthy and active lifestyle. Services include: Diabetic foot wound care Comprehensive foot assessment to identify risks for skin breakdown Assistance with shoe inserts Education and tips to care for feet Ostomy Care: We are the only location in the region to offer complete ostomy services, including education for patients with ostomies and fistulas. To improve quality of life for ostomy patients, our team helps with the following: Pre-surgical markings Selection and fitting of medical bags for fecal containment Prevention and treatment of skin problems related to having an ostomy Purchase of medical supplies Supportive care coordination Post-surgery ostomy care Wound Care Treatments Include: Negative pressure therapy, where controlled pressure is applied to draw out fluid Biological skin substitutes, where cell therapy is used to “jumpstart” a stalled wound Offloading techniques, such as padding or dressing to take pressure off a wounded area Surgical debridement, where dead or damaged tissue is medically removed Speak with your primary care physician or advanced practice clinician to obtain a referral to Renown Advanced Wound Care. ### About Renown Health Renown Health is Nevada’s largest, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe, and northeast California. With a diverse workforce of more than 6,500 employees, Renown has fostered a longstanding culture of excellence, determination, and innovation. The organization comprises a trauma center, two acute care hospitals, a children’s hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a medical group and urgent care network, and the locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown is currently enrolling participants in a community-based genetic population health study, the Healthy Nevada Project®.

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