Tenet and NTT DATA Enter Multi-Year Agreement

Local organizations Tenet Healthcare Corp. and NTT DATA Services have agreed to a new multi-year agreement to advance technology in the Tenet network, continuing more than 20 years of collaboration. Efficient infrastructure, application systems will be the focus for the Tenet facilities. Tenet is working to streamline several service delivery models, and NTT DATA will improve the care provided with their technology solutions and platforms. “This agreement fits into our larger digital transformation strategy that prioritizes innovation and a customer-first mentality,” said Ron Rittenmeyer, Executive Chairman and CEO of Tenet Healthcare via release. “Together with NTT DATA, we are committed… Full Story

Nurses Plan One-Day Strike at Tenet Facilities in Three States

Registered nurses are organizing a one day strike on Friday, September 20 at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare hospitals in Arizona, California, and Florida to draw attention to improve staffing and working conditions. Nurses at Tenet facilities in El Paso will not be striking, but will be handing out pamphlets and doing other public outreach. The Arizona strike will be the first ever for nurses in the state, and the Florida strike will be the first hospital-based nurse strike in the state. Nursing shortages are happening all over the country, and Texas is one of the states most at risk. The shortages give the nurses… Full Story

Tenet Appoints Army Surgeon General as Independent Director

Tenet Healthcare Corporation has appointed of Dr. Nadja West to its Board of Directors. West is a lieutenant general in the U.S. Army, the 44th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and the former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command. She will join the board when she retires from the Army in October. West was previously the Joint Staff Surgeon at the Pentagon, where she advised the Chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff and coordinated health services issues. She has been in combat deployment and healthcare leadership positions in the US and abroad, and has received the… Full Story

Update: Tenet Healthcare Foundation Donates $350,000 to Support El Paso

Update: Tenet Healthcare presented a $350,000 donation to the El Paso Community Foundation after originally pledging $100,000 with  $50,000 to match employee contributions. Tenet Healthcare’s employees and business partners exceeded the original goal.  Tenet Healthcare has made a $350,000 contribution to support the victims and families following the mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart over the weekend. Tenet has 5,300 employees in El Paso, and operates four The Hospitals of Providence facilities as well as 50 outpatient clinics and other care facilities. The donation is made on behalf of The Hospitals of Providence, Tenet’s United Surgical Partners International and Conifer… Full Story

Conifer CEO Steps Down Amid Spin-off From Tenet

Conifer Health Solutions CEO Stephen Mooney is leaving his position as Tenet Healthcare plans for a tax-free spin-off of Conifer Health Solutions into its own public company. The new company is meant to maximize Conifer’s value after Tenet’s strategic review process analyzed it’s future.   Tenet has appointed Kyle Burtnett, Chief Operating Officer of Conifer, as the interim CEO while it conducts a national search for a permanent Conifer CEO. Burtnett has been Conifer COO since 2017, and was previously the President of Ambulatory Services and Chief Integration Officer for Tenet’s United Surgical Partners International subsidiary.  Tenet CEO Ronald Rittenmeyer said via… Full Story

Tenet Healthcare Collects Over 4 Million Servings of Cereal During Drive

Tenet Healthcare’s 2019 Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive collected over 4.5 million servings of cereal, helping over 100 local food banks and non-profit pantries. The annual drive aims to combat hunger, especially among children who lose access to school-provided nutrition during the summer. “Every day, our caregivers and supporting colleagues work hard to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors and ultimately save lives, and we are deeply grateful for their efforts,” Ron Rittenmeyer, Executive Chairman and CEO of Tenet, said via press release. “We are inspired by their compassion and energized by their unfaltering commitment to not only… Full Story

Tenet and Aetna Ink Multi-Year Deal

Tenet Healthcare Corp. has reached a four-year agreement with Aetna to keep members in-network at all of Tenet’s hospitals, emergency, outpatient centers, and employed physicians. The deal follows similar agreements with Humana and Cigna over the past year, after negotiations with Cigna dragged on for 11 months. The agreement with Aetna, which is now owned by CVS Health and covers 39 million members, has an option to extend for a fifth year. Ron Rittenmeyer, Executive Chairman and CEO of Tenet, said via release, “We value our relationship with Aetna and look forward to continuing to provide their members with high-quality,… Full Story

Tenet Healthcare Vice Chairman to Retire

Keith Pitts, Tenet Healthcare’s Vice Chairman, will be retiring at the end of August after six years in the role. “Keith has made numerous contributions to Tenet, our predecessor organizations, and the broader healthcare industry during periods of significant change and transformation. We deeply appreciate his leadership and the impact he’s had in helping shape our portfolio and further differentiate our business. Keith will serve as an advisor to Tenet for the next two years, ensuring a smooth transition. We wish him all the best on this next chapter and will always consider him a distinguished alumnus of the company,… Full Story

Nurse Protests at Tenet Hospitals in California

More than 37,000 registered nurses picketed outside Tenet hospitals across California in hopes that hospital management would invest in nursing staff, according to the Sacramento Bee. The California Nurses Association nurses in are in contract negotiations in eight hospitals owned by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. The nurses hope to improve recruitment and retention of experienced nurses to improve patient care, CNA said. Hospitals in San Luis Obispo, Templeton, Modesto, San Ramon, Turlock, Los Alamitos, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree were all part of the protest. CNA says that Tenet hospitals are relying more and more on “on-call” nurses, who have sometimes just… Full Story

Tenet Healthcare Leaves Downtown for Farmers Branch

Tenet Healthcare will be moving its 500 downtown employees to a 372,000 square-foot office along the Dallas North Tollway. The healthcare services company, which owns hospitals and other practices all over the country, will be leasing the entire 13-story International Plaza I building after being housed in Fountain Place downtown. A potential move was discussed earlier this year in an investment call, with Tenet looking for ways to save $200 million and improve its bottom line for shareholders. Over the past few years, Tenet has been saddled with litigation costs resulting from numerous kickback schemes at its hospitals. Taconic Capital… Full Story