Scholarship Awarded 
 
Tuesday, 01 July 2008 
 
 
 

Miami, FL --Tenet Healthcare Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC), and North Shore Medical Center announced today that they have awarded Leo Berman Ferretti a $2,000 college scholarship through the Children of Tenet Employees Scholarship Program. 

Ferretti is the son of Diane Berman, a registered respiratory therapist at North Shore Medical Center. Ferretti will be entering his second year at New College of Florida, the state's honor college. 

He graduated cum laude from Dr. Michael Krop Sr. High School in 2007 where served as president of the Ecology Club and Historian of the National English Honor Society.   In his freshman year at New College, he was elected Justice of the Student Court, participated in an energy audit for an outside firm, traveled to Peru to study the canopy of the rain forest. 

He is currently completing an internship in Washington state with the Student Conservation Association of Americorp.  "We are proud to help support children of our employees pursue higher education," said Manny Linares, North Shore Medical Center CEO.  "Leo has achieved great success and we wish him luck in his future endeavors."

Scholarships are awarded each year for full-time undergraduate study at any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.  Winners are chosen based on academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, goals and aspirations stated on the application, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal. 

The program is administered for Tenet by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America in compliance with state and federal guidelines regulating scholarship awards by corporate foundations.   

Tenet Healthcare Foundation is a charitable foundation sponsored by Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Endowed by Tenet, the Foundation directs most of its grants to help unmet health care needs in the communities served by facilities owned by Tenet subsidiaries. 

The Foundation also provides grants to various educational, social services, civic and humanities-supporting organizations nationwide. Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and related ancillary health care business, which include ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic imaging centers. 

Tenet is committed to providing high quality care to patients in the communities we serve.  Tenet can be found on the World Wide Web at www.tenethealth.com.  

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,  2007, and 2008.  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; 2008 American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines - Silver Performance Achievement Award for CAD and Heart Failure, and the 2008 Gold Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure;  Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission On Cancer Commendation, 2005-2008; and FMQAI's Performance Achievement Award for Hospital Quality Improvement.   In 2008/2009, 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.