Transformation Is In the Building: Renown South Meadows Medical Center and NexCore Group Break Ground on a New Free-Standing Tower

It is with great excitement that Renown Health and NexCore Group announce the groundbreaking of a state-of-the-art Specialty Care Center at Renown South Meadows Medical Center. This three-story building will be adjacent to the existing medical center and is part of Renown’s larger facilities enhancement project.   

“Renown Health is proud to celebrate 160 years of caring for the people of northern Nevada, and it is integral that we honor our legacy while looking toward the future and ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our growing community,” said Thomas Graf, MD, FAAFP, Chief Executive Officer of Renown Health. “This new 121,117 gross square foot Specialty Care Center at Renown South Meadows is one of our many expansion projects currently underway to make certain our community has the health resources it needs for generations to come.” 

The Specialty Care Center at Renown South Meadows is a collaboration between Renown Health and NexCore Group, a national healthcare real estate investment and development company.  

Features of the Specialty Care Center Include:
•    Level 1 will feature kitchen/dining facilities; expanded laboratory and diagnostic services, including Interventional Radiology; an updated pre-admit function; and a new Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
•    Level 2 will feature an Ambulatory Surgery Center and an expanded sterile processing department.
•    Level 3 will include clinical space.

“This expansion, both at Renown South Meadows and Renown Regional on Mill Street, is enhancing our clinical care model to ensure our patients, families, and staff have an innovative, convenient, safe, and compassionate place to both work and receive care,” said Susan Lee, DO, MBA, Chief Operating Officer for Renown South Meadows Medical Center. “These new spaces – designed for and by patients, visitors, and team members – will highlight state-of-the-art technology while enhancing patient safety and an improved hospital experience.” 

The planning and design teams behind Renown’s facilities expansion projects include several locally owned businesses and veteran and female-owned businesses, many of whom were on site for the groundbreaking event. With a community focus, Renown is proud that the build-out of the Specialty Care Center will employ more than 20 local contractors and upwards of 400 craftspeople.  

“Renown Health’s vision to offer health care that is affordable, accessible, and of the highest quality inspires us as this project’s strategic developer. We are honored that Renown has engaged our services to deliver more value-based care to northern Nevada,” said Todd Varney, Chief Development Officer and Managing Partner of NexCore Group. “At NexCore, we recognize that the future of healthcare demands flexibility and innovation, which is exactly what Renown is doing with the Specialty Care Center.” 

More than 100 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 20, which emphasizes the excitement that is building across our communities for Renown’s new Specialty Care Center. Event guests included Renown Health leaders; Renown Health Foundation Board Members; residents of the surrounding communities in South Reno; representatives from Renown’s development partner, NexCore Group; construction partners; design and engineering partners; and many frontline healthcare workers who call South Meadows home every day. 

Custom-designed, class A medical office space is still available in the Specialty Care Center. Interested healthcare providers are encouraged to contact Stacey Hall at or 949-416-4566.