Tenet Names Drew Kahn Vice President of Operations, Southern States Region

DALLAS — Tenet Healthcare Corporation announced that Drew Kahn has been appointed vice president of operations for Tenet’s Southern States region, effective Oct. 1, 2010. He currently serves as the CEO at Houston Northwest Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Kahn will oversee the strategy development and operations for 11 acute care hospitals in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and will report directly to John Holland, senior vice president of operations for the Southern States region.

“Drew has contributed greatly to the growth of Houston Northwest Medical Center since his arrival. He managed the opening of its inpatient tower project and a multi-million dollar expansion in selected targeted growth initiatives, including cardiac care and digestive disorders,” said Holland. “Under his leadership, the hospital was designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center(R) for Cardiac Care and an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and it received Tenet’s coveted Circle of Excellence designation three times.”

Prior to his appointment as the CEO of Houston Northwest Medical Center in 2006, Kahn held several management positions at Tenet hospitals including chief operating officer at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center in Houston. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston.

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, 2009, 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.

SOURCE: Tenet Healthcare Corporation

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Posted September 13, 2010

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