RENO, Nev. (MAY 13, 2015) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and Governor Brian Sandoval announced today at a press conference that Grand Rounds, a company that improves healthcare by guiding patients to better physicians, is opening a new services and technology center in Reno, Nevada. The company is expected to add up to 200 jobs to the region.

Founded in 2011, Grand Rounds uses its proprietary, data-driven understanding of physician quality to guide patients to better health outcomes.  Grand Rounds has found that top specialists produce remarkably better patient outcomes – including 37% lower surgical infection rates and 22% lower readmission rates – but until now patients had no way to find those top-quality doctors.  Through a combination of medical expertise, analytics, and technology, the Grand Rounds Clinical Services Team guides patients to the right physicians for their unique needs, both in the patient’s local area and remotely through a national expert opinion network.  Grand Rounds handles all the logistics and walks patients step-by-step through the process of getting state-of-the-art care.  The result is better clinical and financial outcomes for patients.  The service is provided as an employee benefit by leading employers nationwide to more than 1.8 million covered employees and dependents.

“Expanding into Reno is major milestone for Grand Rounds, and the Northern Nevada community has met us with open arms.” said Owen Tripp, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Rounds. “We have already hired many incredibly talented local employees and we look forward to growing the team rapidly as we pursue our vision of guiding all patients to better health and health care.”

“The diversity within Reno’s growing business community is exciting. Forward-thinking companies in industries such as healthcare, technology and advanced manufacturing continue to find homes here in The Biggest Little City,” said Naomi Duerr, Reno City Council Member and representative of Ward 2, where the facility will be located. “What that says to me is Reno is becoming a leading city for innovation, entrepreneurship, and business success.”

The new facility is located on Professional Circle in the South Meadows area. Candidates seeking to become part of the Grand Rounds team will find job information at

“The healthcare sector is exploding nationally so it is exciting to see Reno-Sparks recognized as a great fit for a company like Grand Rounds, a leader in this industry,”  said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN.  “Companies like Grand Rounds will accelerate the transition of this region as a technology center that is attractive to the healthcare sector and other technology companies in the years ahead.”

Also in attendance at the press conference, held at the Grand Rounds office, was Reno Assistant City Manager, Bill Thomas, Washoe County Commissioner, Bob Lucey, and from the University Nevada Reno, Executive Director of External Relations, Heidi Gansert.

Grand Rounds would like to acknowledge the following business partners for their invaluable service:  University of Nevada/ Community Health Sciences, Dickson Commercial Group-Dominic Brunetti and Scott Shanks, Holland & Hart, Regis, Nevada Industry for Excellence, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.


About EDAWN:

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/public partnership established in 1983 committed to recruiting, expanding and supporting newly forming quality companies that bring jobs to the region and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe.

About Grand Rounds:

Grand Rounds provides delivers improved healthcare outcomes by guiding patients to the right physicians for their unique needs, both in the patient’s local area and remotely through a national expert opinion network.  It does this by providing an end-to-end solution that connects patients with highly specialized care informed by best practices – preventing complications, multiple surgeries, and failed treatments.  Grand Rounds helps get employees back to work faster, while employers reap the benefits of lower medical costs and higher employee productivity. For more information visit



Norma Yamaji, EDAWN Marketing Coordinator,