DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that Octavio “Tavi” Diaz, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer, effective December 1. Dr. Diaz will be responsible for Tenet’s efforts to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided throughout its network of 79 hospitals and affiliated facilities. Dr. Diaz will report to Eric Evans, Tenet’s president of hospital operations.
“With nearly three decades of clinical experience and 16 years of executive healthcare leadership, Tavi will build on Tenet’s foundation of improving clinical outcomes and enhancing medical staff collaboration,” said Evans. “His commitment to empowering our facilities to uphold the highest standards of care, coupled with his passion for the patient experience, will advance our mission of helping people live happier, healthier lives.”
Currently, Dr. Diaz serves as the CMO for Tenet’s Florida and Northeast Regions, which includes 19 acute care hospitals, along with the affiliated outpatient facilities, and freestanding emergency and urgent care centers across four states. Dr. Diaz began his career with Tenet in 2004 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, first as chief of the emergency department and later as CMO.
Dr. Diaz is board-certified in emergency medicine and received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and is licensed in Massachusetts.
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 130,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the company operates 79 general acute care hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals and approximately 470 outpatient centers in the United States, as well as nine facilities in the United Kingdom. Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans. For more information, please visit www.tenethealth.com.
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