Tenet Announces East Cooper Medical Center Appoints New Hospital CEO

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that East Cooper Medical Center has appointed Jason Alexander as its new chief executive officer. As CEO, Alexander will oversee strategic, operational and clinical activities for the 140-bed acute-care hospital in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

“We are pleased that Jason is re-joining our organization. He is a proven leader who has consistently demonstrated an ability to develop and execute sound strategies, improve operations and clinical quality and work collaboratively with physicians,” said John Holland, senior vice president of operations for Tenet’s Southern States region. “His skill set and 15 years of experience in health care management will be integral in enhancing the success of East Cooper Medical Center.”

Previously, Alexander served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Providence Healthcare in Mobile, Ala., where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of more than 2,350 employees at the 349-bed acute care hospital. During his five year tenure at the hospital, Alexander created and implemented operational initiatives that generated savings of $14 million, raised patient satisfaction from the 60th to 80th percentile, and improved employee satisfaction from the 50th to the 80th percentile.

Prior to joining Providence Healthcare, Alexander served as the director of business development and physician operations for Tenet’s 602-bed Brookwood Medical Center where he oversaw strategy development, managed ambulatory care centers, and recruited and managed employed physicians.

Alexander is active within the health care community, serving as the Alabama Regent’s Advisory Council Member for the American College of Healthcare Executives; he is also active on several committees for the Alabama Hospital Association.

Alexander holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Alabama and master’s degrees in business administration and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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