Tenet Announces Doctors Medical Center Modesto Appoints New Hospital CEO

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that Doctors Medical Center has appointed Warren J. Kirk as its chief executive officer, effective November 28, 2011. As CEO, Kirk will be responsible for the strategic, operational and clinical activities of the 461-bed acute care hospital in Modesto, Calif.

“We are excited to have Warren join our organization. His outstanding track record of performance with a focus on hospital operations, clinical quality and patient safety has proven his leadership capabilities,” said Jeff Koury, senior vice president of operations for Tenet’s California Region. “Warren’s extensive 15-year expertise as a hospital executive will be integral to further enhancing the services of Doctors Medical Center.”

Previously, Kirk served as president and chief operating officer at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, Calif. During his term at the 1,080-bed facility, Kirk established a clinical quality standard of top performance, significantly improved employee satisfaction and consistently exceeded operating budget targets in financial performance. He also led the development of a $450 million strategic master facility plan for the medical center.

Kirk plays an active role healthcare community as a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served a term on the Board of Directors for the Hospital Council of Northern California.

Kirk earned his bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and health from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and his master’s degree in hospital and healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a health care services company whose subsidiaries and affiliates own and operate acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic imaging centers. Tenet’s hospitals and related health care facilities are committed to providing high quality care to patients in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.tenethealth.com.

Some of the statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on our current expectations and could be affected by numerous factors and are subject to various risks and uncertainties discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and periodic reports on Form 8-K. Do not rely on any forward-looking statement, as we cannot predict or control many of the factors that ultimately may affect our ability to achieve the results estimated. We make no promise to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of changes in underlying factors, new information, future events or otherwise.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An electronic photograph of Warren Kirk is available by calling 469-893-2640.


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