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Renown Health and DRI Study Aims to Change the Way Nevada Thinks About Health

RENO, Nev. (Sept. 15, 2016) – Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) today announced a new collaboration with 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, to launch one of the first community-based population health studies in the U.S. that will combine health, population and genetic information with environmental data and return 23andMe genetic results to study participants.


Renown Health provides accurate and up-to-date information about the organization to all audiences including media, patients, visitors and employees.

Within our Media Center, you can find details about recent news coverage, press releases, media contacts and other applicable facts and figures.

We ask you respect our obligation to protect our patients' well-being and legal right to privacy.

Media Center

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Contact Information

During regular business hours, call our media line at 775-691-7308.

After regular business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and on weekends, you can reach the public relations on-call representative at 775-982-4100.

The PR team can also be reached via email at news@renown.org

Media Escorts

For patient confidentiality purposes, Renown Health policies require media to be escorted by the public relations staff at all times.

Staff will gladly make parking arrangements, notify the appropriate hospital staff and assist you in finding your destination.


Stand Ups/Live Broadcasts

Media may conduct stand ups and live broadcasts on our campuses. In the interest of patient confidentiality and traffic flow, a staff member will assist you with finding the best location for your story.

Patients of Public Interest

We follow regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for all patients, including patients of public interest. HIPAA regulations specify which information may and may not be released without authorization from a patient.

Media inquiries require correct spelling of the patient's first and last name.

Definitions of "Condition" used by Renown Health

When describing a patient's condition, we can only release the following patient status. See definitions below.


Vital signs such as pulse, temperature and blood pressure are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, comfortable, and there are no complications.


Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and alert although may be uncomfortable or in pain and may have minor complications.


Vital signs may be unstable or outside normal limits. The patient is acutely ill or injured and may have major complications.


Vital signs are unstable or outside normal limits. There are major complications.

Note: "Stable" is not a condition.