PHILADELPHIA – April XX 2008 – Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced today that Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia has been selected to the company’s 2008 Circle of Excellence.
The Circle of Excellence honors those Tenet hospitals that have performed at the highest levels in the past year in the areas of quality, service and operation performance. Key factors involved in the process include patient, physician and employee satisfaction scores, clinical quality scores and financial performance.
“The hard work and dedication of the employees at Hahnemann University Hospital made 2007 a great year for the hospital,” said Stephen Newman, M.D., Tenet’s chief operating officer. “I’m proud of all that they accomplished and am thrilled to honor them with Tenet’s Circle of Excellence Award.”
Dr. Newman also praised the hospital executive team, led by Chief Executive Officer Mike Halter, for their hard work and leadership in the past year. “Health care is a business that requires dedication, passion and strong leadership skills to achieve positive results. The executive team, employees and vitally important medical staff at Hahnemann University Hospital performed incredibly well in 2007, and I congratulate them on their successes.”
Halter, Chief Operating Officer James Burke, Chief Financial Officer Brian Reilly and Chief Nursing Officer Stephanie Connors helped lead the hospital to achieve the highest overall score of all Tenet hospitals on balanced scorecard metrics, which measure quality, patient, employee and physician satisfaction.
Hahnemann University Hospital is a 540-bed academic medical center at Broad & Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa. The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplant in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplant in 1976. In 1986, Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults, and since then has been served by University MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.
An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com.
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 is committed to providing high quality care to patients in the communities we serve. Tenet can be found on the World Wide Web at www.tenethealth.com.
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