Tenet Promotes New President from Within

Saum Sutaria will be promoted from Chief Operating Officer of Tenet Healthcare Corp. to President and COO, where he will continue to run Hospital Operations while assuming responsibility for United Surgical Partners International and Conifer Health Solutions, which is becoming its own publicly traded company. “This promotion of Saum reflects my tremendous confidence in his leadership,” said CEO Ron Rittenmeyer via release. “Since joining the company as COO, Saum has demonstrated superb business judgment and greatly contributed to the improvements in our financial results over the last few quarters.” Sutaria joined Tenet in January 2019 as COO, and previously worked… Full Story

Tenet Hires Humana Veteran for VP of Investor Relations

Regina Nethery will be Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Vice President of Investor Relations, after most recently serving as Enterprise Vice President for Humana Inc. “Regina has an impressive background – both in terms of her skills across finance and investor relations, as well as more than two decades of experience in healthcare services,” said Ron Rittenmeyer, Tenet’s Executive Chairman and CEO via release. “At Humana, she cultivated a strong rapport with the investment community and built an incredibly effective and responsive investor relations organization. Regina is well-respected as a leader in her field, and she will be a tremendous addition to… Full Story

Tenet, THR, and HCA Among Members of Anti-Medicare for All Organization

Tenet Healthcare, Texas Health Resources, and Healthcare Corporation of America are all listed as members of an organization that is working against Medicare for All, as first reported in The Intercept. Most healthcare providers have been clear that Medicare at all would be untenable for hospitals because of low reimbursement rates. The article says that Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, which is the third-largest investor-owned operator of hospitals, has donated nearly $630,000 to the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, or PAHCF. The organization’s website says, “whether it’s called Medicare for all, buy-in, or a public option, one-size-fits-all health care will never allow us to achieve those goals.” Texas Health Resources and Healthcare… Full Story

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