Northern Nevada HOPES will receive a donation of $1.9 million from Stacie Mathewson to go toward the construction of its new community health center in downtown Reno.

In recognition of this generous gift from donor Stacie Mathewson, HOPES will name its new Wellness Center, “The Stacie Mathewson Community Wellness Center.” The new Wellness Center will provide complimentary wellness services with a focus on prevention rather than treatment. The new building will expand its services to addiction treatment and recovery support with the partnership and efforts of Stacie Mathewson.

The move toward integrating wellness services into primary healthcare marks a shift in how community health centers like HOPES provide care. HOPES has embraced this innovative model of care since its expansion in 2012, and thousands of HOPES patients have benefitted since then.

HOPES began construction on its new three-story, 37,400 square foot medical facility in October 2014. The new community health center, expected to open in late 2015, will allow HOPES to continue its recent expansion of services, aimed at improving access to healthcare for the medically underserved in our community.

In the HOPES services area, there is a growing need for affordable healthcare services. For every one medical provider, there are 3,952 individuals in need of care. In 2013, HOPES provided comprehensive medical care to 2,086 patients – an average of 715 patient visits per month. That number is expected to triple by 2016.

HOPES looks forward to a growing partnership with the Mathewson Foundation on future program development. This new collaboration will help spark further downtown Reno transformation while enhancing the lives of countless individuals and families in need of affordable, high-quality healthcare.