Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St

Children's Hospital
1155 Mill St

Rehabilitation Hospital
1495 Mill St

South Meadows Medical Center
10101 Double R Blvd

Skilled Nursing
1835 Oddie Blvd

Carson Valley Medical Center
1107 HWY 395
Center for Advanced Medicine B
1500 E 2nd St

Center for Advanced Medicine C
75 Pringle Way

Institute for Heart & Vascular Health
1155 Mill St

Institute for Cancer
1155 Mill St
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St

Children's Hospital
1155 Mill St

Rehabilitation Hospital
1495 Mill St

South Meadows Medical Center
10101 Double R Blvd

Skilled Nursing
1835 Oddie Blvd

Carson Valley Medical Center
1107 HWY 395
Center for Advanced Medicine B
1500 E 2nd St

Center for Advanced Medicine C
75 Pringle Way

Institute for Heart & Vascular Health
1155 Mill St

Institute for Cancer
1155 Mill St
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Regional Medical Center

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-4100


Renown Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Renown Health serves a 17-county region with a total population in excess of 750,000. Our facilities include two medical centers, a rehabilitation hospital, a skilled nursing facility, numerous medical group and urgent care facilities, and the region's most trusted health insurance provider, Hometown Health. 775-982-5000

Renown Children's Hospital

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-KIDS (5437)

Renown Children's Hospital
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

1495 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-3500


Renown Rebabilitation Hospital - 1495 Mill St
1495 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown South Meadows
Medical Center

10101 Double R Blvd Reno, NV 89521
775-982-7000


Renown South Meadows - 10101 Double R Blvd
10101 Double R Blvd, Reno, NV 89521
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Carson Valley Medical Center

1107 Hwy 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410
775-782-1550


Carson Valley Medical Center - 1107 Highway 395
1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Skilled Nursing

1835 Oddie Blvd Sparks, NV 89431
775-982-3232


Renown Skilled Nursing - 1835 Oddie Blvd
1835 Oddie Boulevard, Sparks, NV 89431
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Health Urgent Care

775-982-5000

Renown Health Urgent Care
9 convenient locations
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Renown Lab Services offers convenient access to complete your lab work with 10 locations close to your home or work. For your convenience, many of the locations are located inside or next to Renown hospitals and medical groups. Extended and Saturday hours are available at some locations.
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Center for Advanced Medicine B at Renown Regional

1500 E 2nd St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-4100


Center for Advanced Medicine B - 1500 E. 2nd St
1500 E. 2nd St., Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Center for Advanced Medicine C at Renown Regional

75 Pringle Way Reno, NV 89502
775-982-4100


Center for Advanced Medicine C - 75 Pringle Way
75 Pringle Way, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Institute Heart & Vascular Health

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-7888


Institute for Heart & Vascular Health - 1155 Mill St
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Institute for Cancer

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-5638


Renown Institute for Cancer - 1155 Mill St
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
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Clinical Trials and Research

 

Clinical Trials

Learn more about all the clinicial trials at Renown Health or phone the Institute at 775-982-2970.

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors find ways to improve health of neurological diseases and disorders. Clinical trials include both intervention and observation. Intervention studies are those in which the research subjects are assigned by the investigator to a treatment or other intervention, and their outcomes are measured. Observational studies are those in which individuals are observed and their outcomes are measured by the investigators. Research is done to try and find scientific answers to prevent, diagnose, or treat neurological disease and disorders.

Participating in clinical trials greatly benefits all patients because it allows for the patient to play an active role in their own healthcare and gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available. Research can lead to new technologies and treatments. FDA approval of many new treatments for neurological disorders, such as the MERCI clot retriever, would not be possible without testing in clinical trials.

Several physicians at Renown are conducting exciting research trials right here in our community to evaluate new treatments for neurological disorders and diseases. The Institute for Neurosciences coordinates participation in a number of ongoing national trials.

 

Current trials with Renown Institute for Neurosciences:


Click here for full study data in PDF

Name of Study Sponsor Brief Description
ACTHAR Dr. Mechtler at Dent Institute (investigator initiated) Pilot study Acthar gel for chronic migraine sufferers who failed Botox
AMG 334, 20120295 Amgen Inc. Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of AMG 334 in chronic migraine prevention
APEX Portola Oral Betrixaban vs Lovenox for DVT ppx for impaired mobility pts
CHAMP NIH Pediatric Migraine
GMA-BTX-CM-12-545 Allergan Assessment of the form ACM-I and ACM-S for subjects receiving Botox therapy
PRISMS Genentech tPA for mild stroke
COMPEL Allergan Long-term efficacy of Botox in chronic migraine treatment
 

 

Protection for Clinical Trials Participants

The federal government regulates clinical trials to ensure the safety of volunteer participants. In addition, all clinical studies at Renown Health are monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which reviews all studies in advance and oversees the safety of study participants. The IRB is comprised of medical professionals and laypeople from the local community. IRB members make sure the risks are reasonable when compared to the possible benefits. They also watch the trial progress from beginning to end. This means Renown patients receive top-rate clinical trials which have been deemed safe by a review committee.

 

Research

Renown Institute for Neurosciences competes nationally with leading research and studies. By continuing to advance neuroscience research we increase quality care for our patients, improve patient experiences and increase efficiencies in care.

 

Latest Research

Ivan Lopez, MD, Director of Stroke the Stroke Center presented at the International Stroke Conference 2014 "Inpatient versus Outpatient Management of TIA or Minor Stroke: Clinical Outcomes."

 

Inpatient versus Outpatient Management of TIA or Minor Stroke: Clinical Outcomes

John Rothrock, Ivan Lopez, Peggie Smith
Renown Institute for the Neurosciences, Department of Neurology, University of Nevada (Reno) School of Medicine.

 

Background

Current management of patients with acute transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke is highly variable. In this study we assessed the short-term clinical outcome associated with inpatient versus outpatient management of such patients.

 

Methods

We evaluated a consecutive series of patients with acute TIA or minor ischemic stroke presenting to a single emergency department (ED) within 6 hours of symptom onset. We excluded stroke patients with an NIH Stroke Scale score>2. A noninvasive vascular imaging study was performed as part of the ED evaluation in all patients with symptoms or signs potentially referable to the territory supplied by the carotid arteries. Patients with evidence of> 69% stenosis via involving a presumably symptomatic carotid artery were excluded from participation, as were patients with evidence of major clinical instability (egs, acute/severe hypertension, evidence of acute myocardial ischemia, atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response).

We randomized all eligible patients to be hospitalized or to be managed on an outpatient basis. All patients underwent brain computerized tomography scanning, magnetic resonance imaging or both. All patients received an antiplatelet agent and a statin. All patients were re-evaluated via direct interview and examination 7-10 days following the index event.

 

Results

The study group included 100 patients, 48 with TIA and 52 with minor stroke. For the TIA patients, the mean ABCD2 score was 2.3; 16 (33%) had scores of 6 or 7. Fifty-two patients purposes (24 with TIA; 28 with minor stroke) randomized to hospitalization, and their average length of stay was 2.2 days. Six (21%) of the hospitalized stroke patients experienced neurologic worsening, and this occurred within 24 hours admission in all 6. One (4%) of a 24 TIA patients experienced stroke, but that patient's deficit was considered too minor to require interventional treatment. Four (17%) of the hospitalized TIA patients experience recurrent TIAs. All TIA and 27 of 28 minor stroke patients were discharged to home; 1(4%) stroke patient was transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation service. Forty-eight patients (24 with TIA; 24 with minor stroke) randomized to outpatient management. Four (17%) stroke patients experienced worsening of their initial neurologic deficits over the 7-10 days following presentation, but none required hospitalization. None of the TIA patients experienced stroke, and 3 (13%) experienced recurrent TIAs.

We randomized all eligible patients to be hospitalized or to be managed on an outpatient basis. All patients underwent brain computerized tomography scanning, magnetic resonance imaging or both. All patients received an antiplatelet agent and a statin. All patients were re-evaluated via direct interview and examination 7-10 days following the index event.

 

Conclusion

These findings suggest that routine hospitalization of patients with TIA or minor ischemic stroke does not positively affect short-term clinical outcome.