Why great local care
DECEMBER 4, 2012
So, there is one part of the story I haven’t yet shared.
A few years back when Carla and I were visiting on
one of my family trips, I mentioned the local hospital
in my community was in need of a new Director of
Long-story short, Pat ended up accepting a position
in Reno, Nevada. After spending their entire lives in
Colorado; Carla and Pat left family behind and took
a position with Renown Health—the hospital I have
worked at for the past eight years.
Pat is just now coming up on four years with
Renown. As Director of Retail, he oversees a hotel, a
restaurant, several product stores and a Starbucks.
So this circuitous route is how my high school best
buddy Carla came to be in the OR suites at Renown
Regional Medical Center; where she is under the
capable care of physicians and staff of the Renown
Institute for Neurosciences.
I’ve worked in healthcare for my entire career and
we’ve always said it is about doing what’s right for
the community. It’s about having great care available
to our friends, family and yes, our own employees
and our best buds from high school.
When Pat joined us, our hospital didn’t even do DBS
procedures. None of us could have foreseen then
how a change in jobs and a move to a new city would
Although Pat and Carla still call Colorado home,
I know they are forever connected to Reno and to
Eric and I joined Carla and Pat for dinner, about
six weeks post surgery (the first round). She
protested getting the photo claiming she was
having a bad hair day.
Note the smile – this is no PD mask.
Renown for the changes brought about in their lives
through this experience.
Having great healthcare right here in Reno.
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