Tenet Announces Lake Pointe Medical Center Appoints New Hospital CEO

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that Lake Pointe Health Network has appointed Eric Evans as its chief executive officer, effective Sept. 20. The network is located in Rowlett, Texas, and includes Lake Pointe Medical Center, a 112-bed acute care hospital, seven outpatient centers and four physician clinics.

“Eric is an outstanding leader who is truly dedicated to ensuring our patients receive high-quality care,” said Robert L. Smith, senior vice president of operations for Tenet’s central region. “His solid reputation for excellence and passion for clinical care will make him an invaluable asset to the hospital and its surrounding community.”

Evans most recently served as vice president and chief of staff to Tenet President and CEO Trevor Fetter, where he assisted in the development of corporate strategy and championed key quality and growth initiatives. Prior to serving as chief of staff, Evans led a mix of clinical and ancillary departments as Lake Pointe’s chief operating officer. In addition, he led the hospital’s cost control efforts, new initiative implementation and expansion and master planning efforts.

Evans also served as associate administrator and director of business development at Lake Pointe, where he was responsible for physician relations and recruiting, marketing, strategic planning and growth initiatives. He joined Tenet in 2004 as an associate in its leadership development program.

Prior to joining Tenet, Evans worked as an industrial engineer at Saturn Corporation.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and related ancillary health care businesses, which include 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, 2008, 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.

Editors Note: For an electronic photo of Eric Evans, please call 469-893-2640.


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