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WHEREAS, Nevada has a fabled history of visionary partners who worked together to create bold innovations; and

WHEREAS, together we look to unite the State’s educators, medical care providers, researchers, scientists and students, residents and fellows to improve the current standard of health care in this country; and

WHEREAS, together we also look to transform and improve the State’s health and disseminate innovative teaching and clinical delivery systems to better train physicians and health care professionals to meet the needs of patients today and in the future; and

WHEREAS, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine was founded on March 25, 1969, as the first medical school in the State. Since then, more than 3,900 students, residents and fellows have graduated from UNR Med. The School of Medicine was established as a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a state-wide vision for a healthy Nevada; and

WHEREAS, Renown Health traces its roots to the Washoe Clinic which opened in 1862 to treat victims of smallpox during the Comstock Lode silver boom which then became the area's first hospital, Washoe County Hospital. In 1979, Washoe County Medical Center and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine partnered to establish a residency program at the hospital; and

WHEREAS, UNR Med and Renown Health united today to serve as a beacon in the country’s journey toward better health for all. Their work will create synergies between population health, clinical research, technology and innovation and will make a revolutionary shift from the traditional medical delivery model to a contemporary public health mindset; and

WHEREAS, more innovations and “firsts” will be created by health care leaders and their institutions through partnerships like this, as they unite to innovate, integrate and educate to meet the challenge of improving care and furthering a mission of supporting the health and health care of the people and communities served - in urban and rural communities, across our State and throughout our nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the day of June 28, 2021, as

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE & RENOWN HEALTH AFFILIATION DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 23rd day of June 2021

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