Barry Schochet, a 25-year veteran of Tenet Healthcare Corp. and one of its predecessor companies, will leave his position as vice chairman of the hospital chain at the end of the year, Tenet said. Schochet, 53, plans to be a private investor in healthcare companies after leaving Tenet. "Barry Schochet's strategic counsel and vision have been invaluable to Tenet for many years, but never more so than during the past 18 months as we have navigated through some very difficult waters," said Trevor Fetter, Tenet's president and chief executive officer. Tenet has been trying to rebound from the consequences of several financial scandals. In May the company said it would move its corporate headquarters to Dallas from Santa Barbara, Calif., a move that should be completed in 2005. Schochet joined National Medical Enterprises in 1979 and held several positions, including president and chief operating officer of NME's hospital division. When NME acquired American Medical International in 1995 and changed its name to Tenet, Schochet was named executive vice president of operations. Schochet also served two terms as chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals. -- by Vince Galloro
Longtime Tenet exec Schochet to leave at year-end
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