About Saint Mary's Health Network

Our Mission

To deliver compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare to communities.

These are our Values


We are committed to always providing exceptional care and performance.


We deliver patient-centered healthcare with compassion, dignity and respect for every patient and their family.


We are honored to be trusted partners who serve, give back and grow with our communities.

Physician Led

We are a uniquely physician-founded and physician-led organization that allows doctors and clinicians to direct healthcare at every level.

Pathway Designated Hospital

Saint Mary’s is 1 in 175 hospitals in the world to receive the Pathway to Excellence distinction. A Pathway to Excellence organization is committed to providing a positive workplace environment where employees excel and feel valued as integral members of interprofessional health care teams. This designation confirms to the public that employees working at Saint Mary’s know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other employees to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.


Saint Mary’s History

Saint Mary's began its legacy of caring for the community in 1877, when a few Dominican Sisters made an unplanned stop in Reno, on their journey from California to Kentucky. The Sisters stayed in Reno and built Mount Saint Mary's Academy to bring education to the children of farmers and miners in the area. The academy would eventually become Sisters' Hospital, as the rapidly growing community was in dire need of quality, caring healthcare.

In 1908 Sisters' Hospital opened its doors, with just two nurses on staff. Even in those early days of the hospital, the workload was overwhelming, and skilled help was hard to find. In response, the Sisters established a nurses training school that opened 1910. This schooling would later transition to the University of Nevada, Reno in 1959, through the Orvis School of Nursing.

As the area continued to grow, so did healthcare demands, so in 1912 a new adjoining facility opened, and Sisters' Hospital became Saint Mary's Hospital. From 1912 to present day, new additions and towers have been built, creating Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. The Center is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive medical and surgical facility able to address the community's ever-changing healthcare needs.

A Network of Care and Services

The Sisters could have never predicted, in 1908, that Saint Mary's would grow to be more than just a hospital. In fact, our network today consists of more than 10 healthcare facilities throughout the Truckee Meadows. All of the network, including a highly recognized health plans division and a thriving philanthropic foundation, work to deliver the highest quality care to a region encompassing northern Nevadan and northeastern California.

Today, we look to the future with the foresight of leaders and a firm commitment to quality care for our community. Saint Mary's has touched millions of lives throughout its years of service. As we continue to live the mission begun by the Dominican Sisters so many years ago, Saint Mary's is proud to be recognized by our community as the area's most-preferred healthcare provider.