Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that Bob
Kerrey, former governor and U.S. senator from Nebraska and former
president of The New School, has been appointed to its board of
directors. Kerrey joins the board as an independent director and will
serve on the audit and compensation committees. He previously served on
Tenet's board from March 2001 until March 2012.
Kerrey, 69, is a businessman who served as governor of Nebraska from
1983 to 1987, and represented the state in the U.S. Senate from 1989 to
2001. While in the Senate, Kerrey was a member of the National
Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, which convened from
1998 to 1999. Following his retirement from elected office, he served as
a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United
States, commonly known as the 9/11 Commission. From 2001 to 2011 Senator
Kerrey was the seventh president of The New School in New York City. A
decorated military veteran, Senator Kerrey served in Vietnam as a Navy
SEAL and received the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism in combat.
"We're pleased to have Senator Bob Kerrey rejoin our board. He has
distinguished himself throughou his career in the military, public
service, business and higher education. His wisdom and insight have been
invaluable to Tenet's board through the years and we look forward to his
continued contributions," said Tenet's president & CEO Trevor 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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