Northern Nye County
Hospital District
P.O. Box 153
Tonopah, NV 89049-0153

January 22, 2020

Citizens of Northern Nye County,

Please allow me to take this opportunity to give you some information regarding the upcoming changes to the available health services in our district.

It is with appreciation and gratitude that we bid farewell to Renown Medical Group telehealth and in-person clinic services at the Tonopah Clinic. They will continue to see patients for scheduled and tele-urgent care at the Tonopah Renown Clinic through Friday February 28, 2020.

Your Hospital District is making strides in the advancement of our medical services through our newest partner Central Nevada Regional Care of Las Vegas, Nevada. Look for them to arrive in our community March 2, 2020; and begin seeing patients at the current clinic facility as early as March 5, 2020.

We Encourage You to Do Two Things:

First, take the time in the coming weeks to stop by and express your thanks to our friends at the Tonopah Renown Clinic for all they have done for our community in our time of need.

Second, take a look at Central Nevada Regional Care to see just what services will be available right here in Tonopah once again. The Hospital District hosted this new group at our November 23, 2019 special meeting where their contract was discussed in great detail, including the services they would be providing. If you were unable to attend that meeting, both the minutes and a video of that discussion are available on the following website: http://nyecounty.net/1013/Northern-Nye-County-Hospital-District If you are interested in employment opportunities at their new Tonopah location, or to find out if your medical insurance is accepted, you may contact them at nnchd.as@gmail.com.

How May We Help?

If we can be of assistance to you and your family, please feel free to reach out to our Hospital District office by emailing  nnchd.as@gmail.com

Looking forward!

At a time when access to healthcare remains at the forefront of our national scene, we are indeed fortunate to be one of the few places in the country making a step forward in this new year! The District couldn’t be more pleased with what CNRC plans to do. Our remote location and low population call for a dynamic model that will meet the greatest needs in the most sustainable fashion. CNRC has agreed to take on this challenge with us. Join with us in our profound hope and determination never again to allow our access to healthcare in this district to diminish.

With respect and the utmost commitment to our shared cause,

Karmin Greber, Chairman

Northern Nye County Hospital District

 

MEDICAL SERVICES EXPAND FOR NORTHERN NYE COUNTY RESIDENTS

New services on the way thanks to collaborative efforts between Northern Nye County Hospital District and two Reno-based Care Providers

RENO, Nev. (Mar. 27, 2018) – In a continued effort to provide access to critical health care services for Tonopah and the surrounding area, Northern Nye County Hospital District is excited to announce two collaborations that will expand services in the area.

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) and Renown Health have both entered into agreements with the Northern Nye County Hospital District for a phased expansion of services over the next year.

“The Northern Nye County Hospital District is proud to collaborate with REMSA and Renown to expand on the much-needed services for the thousands of residents in central Nevada,” said Justin Zimmerman, a Northern Nye County Hospital District Board Trustee. “Together, we are innovating rural healthcare delivery, creating new ways for residents to access medical care while preserving their local, independent way of life.”

REMSA has recently launched an exclusive phone number for the Nurse Health Line for Northern Nye County residents, 775-482-3377. The free, 24/7 call-in line is staffed with registered nurses providing assessment, care recommendations and/or referrals to appropriate health care or community services. Northern Nye County residents are encouraged to call the Nurse Health Line for illnesses, injuries and symptoms including a sore throat, minor burns, arm or leg pain/injury, cough/cold/flu symptoms, falls, vomiting, rash, low fever, minor pains, sprains/strains, earaches and nosebleeds. However, people should continue to call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Future phases of the REMSA expansion will include locally-based, 24/7 Community Paramedics, as well as community wellness and public education initiatives.

Renown, in partnership with the Northern Nye County Hospital District, will be expanding on the care already being provided to residents since it opened the medical group in June 2016 at the former Nye Regional Medical Center, 825 S. Main Street in Tonopah.

Primary and specialty care services using telehealth technology were initially offered, with more than 1,500 appointments in the medical office last year. The medical group later expanded to include lab and x-ray, with more than 700 appointments in 2017 for these services.

Medical office hours have recently expanded to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Urgent care and occupational health services have also been added to Renown’s Telehealth offering, including drug and alcohol testing, as well as treatment and follow-up after a work-related incident.

Plans to expand care will include adding additional telehealth services based on the needs of the community, increasing testing and treatment capacity, and evaluation of hiring an on-site provider. These are in addition to the quarterly visits by a doctor already available.

“The Hospital District is excited to be a part of the ongoing effort to help community partners offer the best care possible to our residents,” said Zimmerman. “This care model can serve as an example to rural communities across the country by providing critical access to healthcare services so people don’t have to travel hundreds of miles for care.”