Charles Martin, former chairman and chief executive officer of OrNda HealthCorp, won't become vice chairman or a board member at Tenet Healthcare Corp. as planned.
Tenet disclosed last week that Martin, 53, instead will become a senior adviser to Tenet, which acquired OrNda last month in a $3.1 billion buyout. Tenet, based in Santa Barbara, Calif., operates 127 hospitals after the OrNda acquisition.
At deadline, Tenet executives hadn't responded to questions regarding the change in Martin's status. However, the probable departure of Martin was foreshadowed in the final sales documents between OrNda and Tenet that voided Martin's noncompete clause, freeing him to join or form other companies (Feb. 3, p. 4).
Tenet also announced the creation of a healthcare network for its 44 California hospitals. The network is intended to be a vehicle for linking physicians, hospitals and other providers in given markets. It won't supersede Tenet's regional management structure. Tenet divides its operations into eight regions, the largest being Southern California with 33 hospitals. It named Neil Sorrentino, 50, senior vice president of the region.
Tenet also put David Mayeux, 43, at the head of a new acquisition and development department and charged Leonard Rosenfeld, 43, with a new quality management group.