To deliver compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare
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
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
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