Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, said it has hired J. Michael Cowling to be CEO of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center. Cowling, 58, has worked for two other investor-owned hospital chains. His most recent position was as a division vice president with Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla. In that role, he oversaw the operations of two hospitals. Cowling also worked as a hospital CEO with HMA. Prior to that, he was Chicago market president for Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville.
Cowling earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master's in health administration from Trinity University.