Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, named chief executive officers for its two El Paso, Texas, hospitals and for a new hospital it is building there. John Harris continues as president of the market for Tenet, but is relinquishing his title as CEO of the individual hospitals. (Story continues below ad.)
Tenet names CEOs for El Paso hospitals
Irene Chavez was promoted from chief operating officer of 359-bed Providence Memorial Hospital to be its CEO, effective immediately. Chavez, 55, has worked for Tenet in El Paso for 13 years, the past five as COO of Providence.
Edmundo Castaneda is leaving a former Triad Hospitals facility to be CEO of Tenets 334-bed Sierra Medical Center effective Sept. 24. Castaneda, 36, was CEO most recently of Triads 214-bed Lea Regional Medical Center, Hobbs, N.M., and previously served as COO of 142-bed MountainView Regional Medical Center, a hospital Triad built in Las Cruces, N.M. Triad was acquired for $6.97 billion last month by Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn.
Sally Steffen, 39, is leaving an HCA hospital in Oklahoma to be CEO of 100-bed Sierra Providence Eastside Hospital, a $143 million hospital in El Paso that Tenet expects to open in spring 2008. A registered nurse, Steffen has prior experience in El Paso, working at HCAs 293-bed Del Sol Medical Center in various positions, including as COO. -- by Vince Galloro
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