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

Could Tenet Healthcare Corp. Be on the Move?

Tenet Healthcare Corp. might be leaving downtown after a decade in Fountain Place on Ross Avenue, and could be headed to a location north of 635, reports the Dallas Morning News. Tenet has been selling off assets in an effort to improve its bottom line over the past couple years, and the 500 employees downtown could be moving into more affordable digs. DMN reports that the publicly traded company has been looking for ways to save $200 million, and CEO Ronald Rittenmeyer told analysts that office needs might be a way to do that. “We’re going to consolidate, for example, our… Full Story

Tenet VP will be the First Latina Chair of the Texas Hospital Association

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… Full Story

Most North Texas Hospital Systems Are Clearing More Than 10 Percent in Yearly Profits

This piece has been updated with a response from Baylor and as well as Baumgarten in regards to financial discrepancies.  If you sit and listen to health provider executives, they will tell you about how they want to improve the quality of care while cutting costs. They have noble goals, but the numbers show that the North Texas healthcare market is raking in the cash with middling quality results. Almost all of North Texas’ health systems have yearly 10 percent profit margins, and the most lucrative health systems have margins nearing 20 percent with yearly net incomes over $1 billion.… Full Story

Tenet Extends Cerner Contract

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare has extended its agreement with information systems giant Cerner Corp. in a long-term agreement. The details of the contract were not released, but the two companies hope to continue to make healthcare information systems more efficient. Tenet’s hospital medical staff will have access to Cerner’s cloud-based infrastructure as well as CommonWell Health Alliance, a nationwide data sharing network. “At Tenet, we are focused on innovation of our systems infrastructure to enable our caregivers to better serve patients in the most effective and efficient manner,”Paola Arbour, Chief Information Officer of Tenet Healthcare, said via release. “With our expanded… Full Story

Pipeline Health Purchases 22 Freestanding Emergency Rooms in North Texas

California-based Pipeline Healthcare Management is partnering with Adeptus Health to purchase 22 freestanding emergency rooms in North Texas. The facilities will become licensed outpatient departments of City Hospital at White Rock and renamed City Hospital Emergency Care. Pipeline has been expanding in North Texas since its purchase of the 218-bed City Hospital at White Rock. The company is purchasing the majority stake of Texas Health Resources in the emergency rooms, according to the Dallas Morning News. “We have a successful track record of improving community healthcare through innovation and rethinking how healthcare is delivered. We’re confident our personalized approach to… Full Story