View from the C-Suite with Dr. Tony Slonim, CEO of Renown Health
A vision for population health through community partnerships and innovation
// By Jane Weber Brubaker //
Under Dr. Tony Slonim’s leadership, Renown Health has forged strong connections with the community, acting as a catalyst for change. “If you want to improve the health of your community, engage the people who are most likely to be affected in the conversation,” he says. “You want to change health care? Engage with the people whose lives you’re affecting. They have a vested interest in being part of the conversation.”
When it comes to health, Nevada has its work cut out for it. “How do you go about helping people in a state that has historically been known for fun, entertainment, and addiction?” asks Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH, FACHE, CEO of Renown Health in Reno.
Besides having a culture that encourages excesses, the state also has had its share of challenges related to an uncertain insurance marketplace that at times has threatened to leave many of its residents without any options.
In this environment, under Slonim’s leadership, Renown Health has consistently stepped up to meet the needs of the local community through innovative partnerships and programs.
For one of these programs, the Healthy Nevada Project, Renown has gained national recognition. But Slonim emphasizes that health care is local. “We’re here for our friends and neighbors, trying to make sure that we’re making a difference right here in northern Nevada for our community,” he says.
Recently, Renown Health announced its new strategic plan. We had the opportunity to discuss the key accomplishments of the last strategic plan and learn more about Slonim’s vision for the future of the organization, and the structural changes that will support it.