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2007-06-01 12:00:36

Merit Health Systems, LLC ("Merit") announced today its acquisition of Mountainside Hospital ("Mountainside") in Montclair/Glen Ridge, N.J. Mountainside, which has served the greater Essex County area since 1891, is a full-service community-based hospital offering a multitude of quality services including a 24/7/365 emergency department, women's services, cancer, orthopedics and cardiology programs, a sleep center and a weight-loss surgery center of excellence. The sale to Merit will...

2007-05-03 18:00:33

Tenet California announced today that Debbie Walsh has been named chief executive officer of USC University Hospital, a 265-bed academic medical center, and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, a 60-bed hospital that specializes in cancer treatment, effective immediately. Walsh, 51, has served as the hospitals' interim chief executive officer since June 2006 and has been the chief operating officer since 2003. She is a Registered Nurse with a master's degree in nursing, and also has served as...

2006-12-22 18:00:40

Tenet Southern States announced today Doug Doris has been named chief executive officer of Central Carolina Hospital, a 137-bed acute care facility in Sanford, N.C. Doris, 55, is currently the interim CEO at the hospital. His appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2007. Doris reports to John F. Holland, senior vice president, operations, of Tenet's Southern States region. "Doug is an experienced hospital executive who has demonstrated an exceptional hands-on and personally engaging...

2006-12-04 18:01:00

Tenet California announced today that Mark Lisa has been named chief executive officer of Tenet's Doctors Hospital of Manteca, a 73-bed acute care facility located in Manteca. Lisa, 46, most recently served as the chief operating officer of Doctors Hospital of Laredo in Texas. A veteran hospital leader with nearly 28 years of experience as a health care executive, Lisa will be responsible for all strategic, operational and clinical activities at DHM effective December 11, 2006. "Mark...

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2006-08-30 09:25:00

By Kim Dixon CHICAGO -- One year after Hurricane Katrina tore into New Orleans, the region's hospitals and nursing homes remain devastated and uncertain of their ability to cope with another disaster. One-third of these facilities remain closed. Those that reopened have tried to become more self-reliant by installing more back-up power generators and even digging new wells for water. But even they are not operating at full steam, although residents are clamoring for their services. "We're not...

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2006-08-24 00:15:00

By Kim Dixon CHICAGO -- U.S. Gulf Coast emergency rooms could not cope if a hurricane the size of Katrina strikes this year, according to a survey of the region's emergency physicians released on Thursday. A third of Gulf Coast emergency room doctors polled, most of whom stayed on during the floods and breaching of levees in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, said they would leave the area if things do not improve within a year, the report said. "The report serves as a warning: If working...

2006-07-18 14:53:35

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A doctor and two nurses at a New Orleans hospital were charged with murder for giving lethal injections to four patients during evacuations after Hurricane Katrina, the state attorney general said on Tuesday. Dr. Anna Pou and nurses Lori Budo and Cheri Landry each face four counts of second-degree murder in the September 1 deaths, Attorney General Charles Foti said in a statement. "While I am aware of the horrendous conditions that existed...

2006-07-18 12:24:58

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A doctor and two nurses at a New Orleans hospital have been charged with murder in the investigation of possible "mercy killings" of patients after Hurricane Katrina, a state spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Tenet Healthcare Corp., which owns Memorial Medical Center, said the attorney general alleged the three people may have administered pain medication to quicken the deaths of patients in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Attorney...

2006-07-18 09:30:04

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A doctor and two nurses at a New Orleans hospital have been arrested and charged with murder in a series of hospital deaths after Hurricane Katrina, a local television station said on Tuesday. State Attorney General Charles Foti said he would announce later in the day the results of his investigation into allegations that some patients were killed at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. WWL television said on its Web site...

2006-06-29 09:10:04

By Kim Dixon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tenet Healthcare Corp. said on Thursday it reached a $900 million deal with the federal government to settle allegations it bilked Medicare, the U.S. health insurance program for the elderly, lifting shares as much as 9 percent. The second largest U.S. hospital chain said it will pay $725 million over four years and to waive its right to pursue $175 million in Medicare payments for past services. less than many analysts had expected. The deal...


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