Tenet Announces Jeffrey Koury to Lead Tenet’s California Region

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that veteran Tenet executive Jeffrey Koury has been appointed senior vice president of operations for Tenet’s California region. Jeffery Flocken, who previously held the position, announced his retirement in April.

Koury recently served as vice president of operations finance for the California region. Throughout his 25-year tenure at Tenet, he has served in a number of executive and financial positions throughout the company. In his new role, Koury will oversee the strategy development and operations for 12 acute-care hospitals in Southern California, Northern California and Omaha, Neb., and will report directly to Stephen L. Newman, M.D., Tenet’s chief operating officer. The hospitals in Tenet’s California region represent more than 2,600 licensed beds and over 11,800 employees.

“Jeff Koury is an outstanding and deeply experienced executive, and we are fortunate to have him fill this critically important leadership position,” said Stephen L. Newman, M.D. “He has a comprehensive knowledge of how our company operates and has a thorough understanding of the unique opportunities the California market presents.”

“Jeff Flocken has served our staff, physicians and patients well, and we wish him all the best as he retires from Tenet,” said Newman.

Over the past decade, Koury has served as the vice president of finance for three Tenet regions. Prior to his regional responsibilities, Koury served as the chief financial officer for three of Tenet’s California hospitals. He began his career at Tenet in 1986 as a senior internal auditor.

Koury holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

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 forward-looking 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.

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



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