Each year, in December or January, Becker’s Hospital Review releases a list of what it deemed to be the prior year’s 60 most powerful people in healthcare. And, for 2016, just one from Dallas-Fort Worth made the list: Trevor Fetter, the CEO of publicly-traded Tenet Healthcare.
The others include fellow health system CEOs, the leaders of analysis firms like the Leapfrog Group and the Joint Commission, politicians, public health officials, insurance heads, and more. Perhaps a bit subjective, Becker’s defined its selections as such: the “most powerful people who exercised their unique expertise, authority, and position to bring about change.”
Here’s what the magazine had to say about our local:
Trevor Fetter. Chairman and CEO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas, Texas). Mr. Fetter became CEO of Tenet in 2003 during what was a rocky time for the private, for-profit hospital operator. Since then, he’s directed 79-hospital Tenet’s organic growth strategy and, more recently, its focus on ambulatory business and innovative partnerships with nonprofits.