Reno, Nev. – Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center (SMC), the newest hospital to be built in Reno, is now accepting patients. Sierra Medical Center is the first full-service hospital to be built in the Reno/Sparks area in more than a century and is the most recent expansion of Northern Nevada Health Systems’ services. The hospital opened this morning and is now accepting patients 24/7, including labor and delivery and emergency care.
“We’re excited to open our doors to address the region’s need for better access to healthcare,” said Alan Olive, CEO of Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center. “Today is the culmination of years of planning, two-plus years of construction, and months of training and preparation to continue our legacy of quality and empathetic care as established by our Health System.”
Sierra Medical Center will open with 170 beds, all of which are 100-percent private, a legacy that began at Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nev. Each patient room is designed as a universal room, which will allow it to be converted based on patient care needs. SMC will offer comprehensive services including a 24/7 ER, labor and delivery, pediatrics, oncology, orthopedic and surgical services, intensive care, advanced cardiovascular services, neurosurgical services, inpatient therapy and more. The hospital has hired over 250 employees and has hundreds of local physicians on medical staff to support its operations. Providers that will support the hospital include pediatrics, anesthesia, hospital medicine, ER, local surgeons and local OBGYN providers.
Extensive measures have been implemented to ensure patient comfort and safety, including sound abatement technology so patients have a quiet, healing environment, Indigo-Clean technology for sterilization in all procedural areas, and Ultraviolet Disinfection robots that are designed to enhance and support the hospital’s housekeeping team.
“The sanitization and patient care measures that are being used for Sierra Medical Center are unlike others we have seen,” said Carla Adams, Chief Nursing Officer of Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center. “The beauty of building a hospital is the ability to customize it to ensure our patients are kept as comfortable and safe as possible during their stay. We are proud of the innovative standards built into the new hospital and anticipate caring for our community for years to come.”
Northern Nevada Health System, along with its parent company, Universal Health Services, Inc., has invested $301 million in the region with the build of Sierra Medical Center. The construction phase was led by SR Construction who has designed and improved communities through its innovative construction builds for over 30 years. Additionally, SMC is the first seismic-built hospital in the region, and Green Star Globe Certification will designate Sierra as the most energy-efficient hospital in the region. Sierra Medical Center is centrally located at 625 Innovation Drive near the intersection of Longley Lane and Double R Blvd. In addition, the campus will have a medical office building that will be home to outpatient healthcare services. The expansion is planned to open in 2023.
For more information about Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center, visit www.NNSierra.com.
About Northern Nevada Health System (NNHS)
Northern Nevada Health System encompasses Northern Nevada Medical Center, Northern Nevada Medical Group and Quail Surgical Center, as well as outpatient services. Future facilities include ER at McCarran NW, an extension of Northern Nevada Medical Center, and Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center, the first full-service hospital built in the region in over a century. NNHS is committed to maintaining and improving the well-being of the community and prides itself on quality services, patient satisfaction, safety, and employee engagement. To learn more, visit https://northernnevadahealth.com/.