Dr. Slonim a National Healthcare Leader

By: Renown Health

March 23, 2020

Dr. Slonim

Renown Health President and CEO Dr. Tony Slonim is in the running for national recognition for his innovation and leadership in healthcare here in northern Nevada.

Tony Slonim, M.D., DrPH, FACHE, is on an elite list featuring 150 of the biggest and brightest names in healthcare, and is in the running to make Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

The 50 Most Influential People in Healthcare awards & recognition program honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be paving the way to better health through their executive responsibility, leadership qualities, community service and achievements inside and outside of their organization.

Dr. Slonim’s Leadership and Impact

Dr. Slonim leads Renown Health’s charitable mission of “making a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve,” based on the principles of caring, integrity, collaboration and excellence. Through his many efforts, the integrated healthcare system now includes four hospital campuses, 120 sites of primary, urgent and specialty care, affiliations with Stanford Medicine, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, St. George’s University in Grenada (SGU) School of Medicine, and a health plan that serves more than 160,000 members. He is also leading Renown’s approach to the evolving COVID-19 situation, helping Renown’s physicians and staff to enact the emergency preparedness plans Renown has been developing for weeks to create additional capacity for inpatients and to continue to deliver high quality care during the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases in northern Nevada. Under Dr. Slonim’s leadership, the commitment, expertise and unparalleled care of the more than 7,000 caregivers and employees at Renown is ensuring our community is safe as we continue to monitor and respond to the changing situation.

Local and National Scale

A strategically motivated, outcomes-oriented physician executive, Dr. Slonim has advanced health and healthcare both at the local and national level. During his career at major healthcare organizations and academic institutions, he has developed a national profile as an expert in patient safety, accountable care, health care quality and innovative care delivery models focused on improving health within the community. He is an academic leader and tenured professor, holding appointments as clinical professor in the departments of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. 

Dr. Slonim is the former chair of the American Hospital Association’s Systems Council representing more than 300 integrated health systems nationwide. In 2017, Dr. Slonim was appointed editor-in-chief of the American Association for Physician Leadership’s bi-monthly Physician Leadership Journal, having served as a life-long champion for advancing physician leadership, mentor-ship and peer coaching.  

Dr. Slonim leads Renown

Since joining Renown as CEO and President in July 2014, Dr. Slonim has completely reoriented northern Nevada’s largest locally governed, not-for-profit healthcare network. He launched a five-year strategic plan focused on population health and embraced the national triple aim initiatives of improving quality care and patient satisfaction while reducing costs.  
Dr. Slonim works to establish a culture of health through innovation and transformation. He regularly convenes leaders, employees, doctors and community partners to work to improve care, and to fulfill a life-long vision of inspiring better health in our communities. He has raised funds to create Institutes of Child Health, Behavioral Health & Addiction, Healthcare Innovation and Healthy Aging. With a personal passion for population health, Dr. Slonim created the Institute for Healthcare Innovation and launched the nation’s first community-based, population health study that currently has more than 50,000 participants and is returning clinical results on the first three genetic conditions identified. The Healthy Nevada Project is a collaboration with global leader in environmental data, Desert Research Institute, and personal genomics company, Helix. The Healthy Nevada Project combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data to address individual and community health needs with the goal of improving health across the state and the nation.  
He has embarked upon a new strategic planning effort to position Renown Health to thrive in an ever-changing landscape. He has engaged Board members, physicians, community members and employees in a process that capitalizes on Renown’s strengths and continues to improve the health of the communities and people we serve. Looking beyond issues of competition and market share to the more fundamental questions of survival and sustainability, he aims to add value in a turbulent and continuously changing environment. Through his leadership, the organization has embarked upon a new strategic plan to “Exceed People’s Expectations for Access and Affordability.”

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