Corporate Governance

At Tenet Healthcare, we believe that sound principles of corporate governance serve the best interests of our shareholders and our other constituents, including patients, physicians, employees, suppliers and communities. We manage our business with integrity and the highest ethical standards, and we operate with transparency by measuring and communicating our results consistently.

We are committed to continually evolving and adopting appropriate corporate governance best practices. Please see our Corporate Governance Principles for additional information.

Board of Directors

Tenet’s Board of Directors is elected by the company’s shareholders to oversee management and to ensure that the long-term interests of shareholders are being served. Tenet's directors also serve on different committees, each of which has its own charter setting forth the key responsibilities of those respective committees. 

Governing Documents

Tenet's Articles of Incorporation set forth general information about the company, and the company's Corporate Bylaws provide the basic framework for the conduct of the company's business.

Political Contribution Policy

We believe that it is important to participate in political, legislative and regulatory processes on issues that affect Tenet’s business and community interests, and are committed to doing so in a way that is consistent with our values, our legal obligations, and our Standards of Conduct. In accordance with our core values of integrity and transparency, Tenet has adopted a policy on Disclosure of Political Expenditures (that includes Board oversight and semiannual disclosure of expenditures).

Hedging Policy

Our insider trading policy prohibits any executive officer or any other officer or employee subject to its terms (approximately 70 people) from entering into short sales or derivative transactions to hedge their economic exposure to our stock. In addition, these officers and employees are prohibited from pledging our stock, including holding our stock in margin accounts.

Contacting the Corporate Secretary

Anyone may communicate with Tenet’s Corporate Secretary by e-mail to corporatesecretary@tenethealth.com or by writing to: Anthony Shoemaker, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1400, Dallas, TX 75202.