Tenet Announces Lakewood Regional Medical Center Appoints New Hospital CEO

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that Lakewood Regional Medical Center has appointed B. Joseph Badalian as its chief executive officer. Badalian has served as the chief operating officer at Twins Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, Calif. since April 2007. As CEO, Badalian will oversee strategic, operational and clinical activities for the 172-bed tertiary care hospital located in Lakewood, Calif.

“Joe has a strong background in both hospital operations and finance with a proven track record of success,” said Jeffery Flocken, senior vice president of operations for Tenet’s California region. “We are pleased to welcome Joe to Lakewood where we believe his leadership, relationship-building acumen, and passion for clinical care will greatly contribute to our hospital’s effort of providing quality care to the Lakewood community.”

Before serving as COO of Tenet’s Twin Cities Community Hospital, Badalian held positions reporting directly to CEOs of both USC University Hospital and USC/Norris Cancer Hospital. He also has held corporate positions at Tenet and Andersen Worldwide.

Badalian holds an undergraduate degree from California State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California; he is a certified public accountant.

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