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Media Advisory - Video and Photo Opportunity: As Community COVID-19 Cases Rise, Renown Re-Erects Deployable Medical Structure Outside Regional Medical Center Emergency Department

November 09, 2020

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Tent serves as respiratory illness evaluation and screening center.


WHAT:

A Temporary Deployable Medical Structure is being erected outside the Renown Regional Emergency Department as another way to screen and evaluate community members suspected of having respiratory illnesses, and to enhance prevention and limit exposure. 

Media is invited to tour the tent before it opens to learn the latest on how Renown Health doctors, nurses and staff are responding to an increase in COVID-19 cases and continue to ensure the safety of patients, staff and our community.


WHEN AND WHERE:

Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the parking lot outside the Renown Regional Medical Center Emergency Room at 1155 Mill St. in Reno. All media must wear a facemask and physically distance themselves. Parking is available in the valet circle at the Tahoe Tower entrance of Renown Regional and is most convenient. Please call or text 775-691-7308 upon your arrival and a member of our team will escort you to the tent.


WHY:

Across the country, and as a region, we are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases including increases in hospitalized patients. The Renown Health team continues to safely screen, diagnose and care for patients with respiratory illnesses, including those at risk for COVID-19.

As a way to limit the exposure and to assure health and safety measures for other hospital patients and providers, Renown is again working with the Washoe County Emergency Manager, the State Public Health Preparedness Team, REMSA, the Reno Fire Department and others to re-erect a Deployable Medical Structure outside the Renown Regional Emergency Department in order to screen and evaluate community members suspected of having respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. 


WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19:

If you have symptoms related to COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider’s telemedicine program or visit www.renown.org/covid-19/ before scheduling an appointment or seeking care in person. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please seek immediate medical attention.

For up-to-date information on Renown’s approach to keeping our community safe, visit our website at renown.org/covid-19/.




About Renown Health

Renown Health is the region’s largest, locally owned and governed, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. With a diverse workforce of more than 7,000 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 region’s largest, locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown’s institute model addresses social determinants of health and includes: Child Health, Behavioral Health & Addiction, Healthy Aging and Health Innovation. Clinical institutes include: Cancer, Heart and Vascular Heath and Neurosciences. Renown is currently enrolling participants in the world’s largest community-based genetic population health study, the Healthy Nevada Project® . For more information, visit renown.org.


Media Contact

Renown Public Relations

M: 775-691-7308

E: news@renown.org