Tenet Healthcare Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif., said it has reassigned the CEO of 188-bed Redding (Calif.) Medical Center, Hal Chilton, to its California regional office and replaced him with a former hospital pharmacist. The new CEO, Candace Markwith, 54, has worked as a hospital executive for 25 years, most recently as CEO of Tenet's 130-bed Suburban Medical Center, Paramount, Calif. Chilton will work for Ted Schreck, senior vice president of Tenet's Northern California operations, in a newly created position at the regional office in Santa Ana. Tenet also said it has hired Satyendra Giri as medical director of Redding's cardiovascular program. Giri, 40, was recruited away rom the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, where he was director of interventional cardiology and co-director of the vascular imaging institute. Tenet agreed earlier this month to pay the federal government $54 million to resolve its liability for the alleged performance of medically unnecessary procedures by two physicians at Redding. Tenet owns and operates 114 hospitals. -- by Vince Galloro
Tenet shifts top management at Redding hospital
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