MIAMI --Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced today that North Shore Medical Center has been selected to the company's 2008 Circle of Excellence.
The Circle of Excellence honors those Tenet hospitals that have performed at the highest levels in the past year in the areas of quality, service and operation performance. Key factors involved in the process include patient, physician and employee satisfaction scores, clinical quality scores and financial performance.
"The hard work and dedication of the employees at North Shore Medical Center made 2007 a great year for the hospital," said Stephen Newman, M.D., Tenet's chief operating officer. "I'm proud of all that they accomplished and am thrilled to honor them with Tenet's Circle of Excellence Award." Dr. Newman also praised the hospital executive team, led by Chief Executive Officer Manny Linares, for their hard work and leadership in the past year.
"Health care is a business that requires dedication, passion and strong leadership skills to achieve positive results. The executive team, employees and vitally important medical staff at North Shore Medical Center performed incredibly well in 2007, and I congratulate them on their successes."
Linares, Chief Operating Officer Joshua Detillio, Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Pittman and Chief Nursing Officer Charlotte Dardanello helped lead the hospital to achieve the highest overall quality scores in Tenet's Florida region for their performance according to quality and patient satisfaction metrics.
North Shore Medical Center also received important third party recognition as a CIGNA Center of Excellence for Cesarean sections, stroke and syncope; and the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines award for coronary artery disease and heart failure.
ABOUT NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER North Shore Medical Center, part of Tenet Healthcare, is a 357-bed general acute care community hospital located at 1100 NW 95 Street in Miami.
The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of its community for more than 53 years. North Shore Medical Center offers a broad range of services, including 24-hour emergency care with Fast Track service, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and psychiatric services.
The hospital also offers specialized centers, including the C. Gordon Griffith Comprehensive Cancer Center with IMRT and X-Knife Radiosurgery, Intensive Care Unit, Wound Healing Center, Sleep Disorders Center, and Pain Care Center.
The hospital was honored with the prestigious Tenet Circle of Excellence award for outstanding performance in 2005, 2006, and 2007. North Shore received the 2006 CIGNA Centers of Excellence designation for caesarean section, stroke and syncope, the 2006 American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure IPAA award, 2007 American Heart Association's Get with The Guidelines - Bronze IPAA award for CAD and Heart Failure, and the American College of Surgeons Commission On Cancer Commendation, 2005-2008.
In 2007/2008, North Shore Medical Center also received a five-star rating of clinical excellence for maternity care from HealthGrades¨. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and related ancillary health care businesses, which include ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic imaging centers. Tenet is committed to providing high quality care to patients in the communities we serve.