Tenet Healthcare Corp. on Friday tapped Dr. Octavio Diaz to be chief medical officer of the Dallas-based 79-hospital system effective Dec. 1.
Diaz replaces Dr. Mark Montoney who recently left Tenet "to spend more time with his family in Nashville," the company said.
Diaz, an emergency medicine physician, is currently CMO for Tenet's Florida and Northeast regions, which comprises 19 acute-care hospitals, along with the outpatient facilities and freestanding emergency and urgent-care centers across four states.
Diaz began his career with Tenet in 2004 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass. He was chief of the emergency department and later became CMO.
In his new post, Diaz will be responsible for improving the safety and quality of care at Tenet.
“With nearly three decades of clinical experience and 16 years of executive healthcare leadership, Tavi will build on Tenet's foundation of improving clinical outcomes and enhancing medical staff collaboration,” Eric Evans, Tenet's president of hospital operations, said in a statement. “His commitment to empowering our facilities to uphold the highest standards of care, coupled with his passion for the patient experience, will advance our mission of helping people live happier, healthier lives.”
Montoney joined Tenet from Vanguard Health Systems, where he served as CMO and executive vice president since 2008.