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Renown Health, Nye County Negotiate Medical Care For Tonopah


View of downtown Tonopah, Nevada from the southwest on September 19th 2013 by Famartin - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons -

Efforts are underway to bring medical care back to Tonopah.

The Nye Regional Medical Center has been gathering dust since August.

That’s when hospital administrators closed the money losing hospital in Tonopah – a mining town halfway between Las Vegas and Reno.

Without the ten-bed hospital, residents have had to travel a hundred miles to hospitals in Hawthorne or Bishop, Calif.

But could change if Nye County moves forward with a replacement for the shuttered-hospital.

Recently county commissioners accepted a preliminary proposal from Nevada's only locally owned not-for-profit health care company, Renown Health, to provide medical services in Tonopah.

Larry Trilops, senior vice president and CEO of network development of Renown Health, told KNPR's State of Nevada the company is lokking at what potential services it could provide to residents.

Trilops confirmed he recently met with Nye County commissioners to layout the company’s plans. Those plans include several levels of service, including telemedicine, primary care providers, phycisians and urgent care.

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