St. Mary’s Medical Center Receives Prestigious Tenet Circle of Excellence Award 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – May 4, 2009– Tenet Healthcare Corporation announced that St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., has been named to the company’s 2009 Circle of Excellence.  

The Circle of Excellence honors Tenet hospitals that have achieved the highest levels of quality, service and operational performance.  Key metrics used to evaluate the hospitals were patient, physician and employee satisfaction scores, clinical quality and financial performance.  

“The hard work, determination and commitment of the employees at St. Mary’s Medical Center made 2008 a great year for the hospital,” said Stephen L. Newman, M.D., Tenet’s chief operating officer.  “I’m proud of everything that they’ve accomplished and am thrilled to honor them with Tenet’s Circle of Excellence Award.”

Davide Carbone, chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Medical Center, added, “Our hospital had a phenomenal year, and it’s surely a credit to our nurses, physicians and staff that we received this honor.  It’s their dedication to providing high-quality care to our community that makes St. Mary’s what it is today.”

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