Tenet Announces Award Recipients of its National Employee Recognition Program

May 11, 2021

Over 90 individuals and/or teams named a “Tenet Hero” for their positive impact in 2020

DALLAS – May 11, 2021 – Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced today, as part of Hospital Week and Nurses Week, the results of its national recognition program to honor employees. The Tenet Heroes program celebrates those individuals who go above and beyond their daily job responsibilities to make a meaningful impact within their respective communities. Nominated by fellow colleagues, Tenet Heroes exemplify the company’s core values and key tenets of its Community Built on Care.

“The Heroes program is very special to Tenet because it shines a spotlight on everyday acts that are truly extraordinary,” said Ron Rittenmeyer, Executive Chairman and CEO. “Tenet Heroes positively impact patients and those around them, and they are resilient even in the face of adversity. Selecting heroes was even more challenging this year given the remarkable acts of compassion we witnessed amidst the pandemic. We are proud of all our teams for their dedication in 2020.”

More than 90 individuals and/or teams were named Tenet Heroes in 2020, 26 of whom were inducted into The Tenet Heroes’ Hall of Fame, the Company’s highest honor for employees. With leadership representation from across the company’s businesses and markets, Tenet formed a selection committee to identify this year’s Hall of Fame winners.

The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees include employees from across Tenet’s hospitals and USPI surgical facilities and other ambulatory centers. This year’s group is comprised of infection preventionists, registered nurses, clinical social workers, team members who specialize in physical therapy and rehabilitation, front desk staff and many others. Above all, they are compassionate and humble with a firm commitment to excellence during one of the hardest healthcare environments in recent history. The 2020 class includes:

  • Ruth Antony, Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis in Memphis, TN
  • Caroline Bell, The Outpatient Center of Delray in Delray Beach, FL
  • Stefani Bohmfalk, Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio, TX
  • Melissa Bowman, MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, MA
  • Doug Bozeman, Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, AZ
  • Karin Brown, Center for Advanced Surgery in Gilbert, AZ
  • Minda Cachola, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA
  • Santiago D. Chambers, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital in Fountain Valley, CA
  • Chrystal Clement, Mountain Empire Surgery Center in Johnson City, TN
  • Kaitie Coleman, San Antonio Endoscopy Center in San Antonio, TX
  • Art Dominguez Jr., Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Carlye Gilbert, Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, SC
  • Wendi Henning, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, MI
  • Andi Hooks, Turlock Imaging Services in Turlock, CA
  • Kate Kiel, East Cooper Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Julie Kinsch, San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, CA
  • Jesus “Ramiro” Lopez, The Hospitals of Providence East Campus in El Paso, TX
  • Paul Luna, Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, TX
  • Andreana Martinez and Delia Morrissette, Metro Surgery Center in Peoria, AZ
  • Crystal Moore, Abrazo Central Campus in Phoenix, AZ
  • Wendy Ochs, Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, AL
  • Wanda Reynolds, Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA
  • Danay Rodriguez-Arritola, Hialeah Hospital in Hialeah, FL
  • Kisha Taylor, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Sunnyvale, TX
  • Rebecca Washam, Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL
  • Susan Ybarra, Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, CA

About Tenet Healthcare

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 108,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 540 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit


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