Tenet Healthcare Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif., said it has named physicians to fill the newly created posts of chief medical officers for the company's five regions as "an important step" in its efforts to ensure patient safety and quality care. The CMOs will report to Jennifer Daley, Tenet's senior vice president of clinical quality. Tenet said it assigned one physician to each of its California, South Florida, Southern states and Texas regions. Two physicians share the CMO post for the company's Central-Northeast region. Tenet said the CMOs will evaluate new medical technologies and programs and work with regional and hospital management teams, as well as hospital medical staffs, on patient safety and quality-of-care matters. Read Tenet's news release for more information on the physicians and their backgrounds. -- by Patrick Reilly
Tenet appoints regional CMOs in quality initiative
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