Tenet Healthcare Announces Executive Changes

  Tenet Healthcare Announces Executive Changes

Gary K. Ruff Named Senior Vice President, Physician Resources; Audrey Andrews
                            Named General Counsel

Business Wire

DALLAS -- January 29, 2013

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that Gary K. Ruff,
currently Tenet’s senior vice president and general counsel, has been named
senior vice president, physician resources. In this new position, Ruff will
oversee the operations of Tenet’s network of physician practices and other
physician relationship strategies.

Also today, Tenet announced that Audrey Andrews, currently Tenet’s senior vice
president and chief compliance officer, has been named senior vice president
and general counsel. Andrews successfully managed the company’s completion of
its obligations under the Corporate Integrity Agreement, which ended in
September 2011. She has an extensive legal background in healthcare and a
strong record of effective leadership at Tenet. Vanessa Benavides, who
currently serves as Tenet’s corporate compliance officer, will succeed Andrews
as vice president and chief compliance officer reporting directly to the
quality, compliance and ethics committee of Tenet’s board of directors.

“Gary is a seasoned executive who has played an integral role in the
development and implementation of our operational strategy for many years. His
deep knowledge of our hospitals, markets and physician arrangements make him
an ideal candidate to lead this critical organization,” said Trevor Fetter,
Tenet’s president and chief executive officer. “Additionally, Audrey is an
experienced attorney with extensive experience in diverse areas of healthcare
and corporate law. Her strong relationships with our excellent team of
internal and external attorneys, resulting from her previous service in the
law department and from her work as chief compliance officer, will provide a
seamless transition to her new position as general counsel.”

In his new role, Ruff, 53, will work to finalize the structure and strategic
initiatives for the physician resources organization moving forward. He will
report to Britt Reynolds, president of hospital operations. Ruff joined Tenet
in 1992 as a hospital operations counsel supporting the company’s Gulf States
Region and Tenet Physician Services, was promoted to vice president and
assistant general counsel in 2004, and was named senior vice president and
general counsel in 2008. Before joining Tenet, Ruff was a tax manager for
Deloitte & Touche LLP where he specialized in corporate reorganizations and
individual tax planning.

Andrews, 46, first joined Tenet as a hospital operations counsel in 1998. She
led the regulatory group within the law department, with responsibility for
Medicare reimbursement, quality of care and other regulatory issues, until her
promotion to chief compliance officer in 2006. She currently serves on the
board of directors of the Federation of American Hospitals and as the vice
chair of that organization’s Legal and Operational Policy Committee. Andrews
is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, the American and Texas
Bar Associations and the American Health Lawyers Association. Andrews holds a
bachelor of arts degree in government and a doctor of jurisprudence, both from
the University of Texas at Austin.

Benavides, 37, joined Tenet in 2005 as associate counsel in the regulatory
group of the law department. She was promoted to senior counsel in 2008 and
corporate compliance officer in 2010. The Dallas Business Journal recognized 
Benavides as one of its  “40 Under 40” in 2012.

“The versatility of these executives in taking on new and different positions
is an example of our deep bench of diverse and talented management—a critical
element in driving greater integration and coordination across our entire
business,” added Fetter.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading health care services company, through
its subsidiaries operates 49 hospitals, over 100 free-standing outpatient
centers and Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions
for health care providers serving more than 500 hospital and health care
entities nationwide. 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.

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ended December 31, 2011, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, periodic reports
on Form 8-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The
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release as a result of new information or future events or developments.

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[NOTE TO EDITORS: Digital photographs of Gary K. Ruff, Audrey Andrews, and
Vanessa Benavides are available by email on request. Please call Tenet’s
Corporate Communications department at (469) 893-2640.]

Contact:

Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Media:
Rick Black, 469-893-2647
Rick.Black@tenethealth.com
or
Investors:
Thomas Rice, 469-893-2522
Thomas.Rice@tenethealth.com
 
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