Sally Hurt-Deitch, Tenet Healthcare’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services has been named Chair of the Texas Hospital Association. She will be the first Latina to hold the position.
THA is an advocacy organization for hospitals that is focusing on funding for Texas physician residencies, behavioral health funding, enhanced Medicaid reimbursement rates, and helping Texas lose its place as the state with the most uninsured residents.
Prior to her current role with Dallas-based Tenet, Hurt-Deitch rose quickly through The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, becoming Chief Nursing Officer there at age 27. She would later become Market CEO for The Hospitals of Providence. She was also named to Modern Healthcare’s list of 10 Women to Watch in Healthcare.
“Hurt-Deitch is a trusted, solutions-focused, highly respected leader not only within her own organization but within THA and indeed, the entire Texas hospital industry,” said Ted Shaw, THA President and CEO via release. “Her voice is one the industry has long relied on and will continue to in the years ahead as we tackle challenges known and unknown.”