Circle of Excellence Award To West Boca 
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 

WEST BOCA RATON, FL – Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced today that West Boca Medical Center has been named to the company’s 2010 Circle of Excellence.

The Circle of Excellence honors Tenet hospitals that have achieved the highest levels of quality, service and operational performance.  Key metrics used to evaluate the hospitals were patient, physician and employee satisfaction scores, clinical quality and financial performance.



West Boca CEO Mitch Feldman, center, accepts the award.  Others, from left, are Tenet President/CEO Trevor Fetter, West Boca COO Larry Coombs, Tenet Senior Vice President Regional Operations Marsha Powers, West Boca CNO Ruth Schwarzkopf, West Boca CFO Brook Thomas, and Tenet COO Stephen L. Newman, MD. 

“The hard work, determination and commitment of the employees at West Boca Medical Center made 2009 a great year for the hospital,” said Stephen L. Newman, MD, Tenet’s chief operating officer.  “During the past year, West Boca Medical Center completed an expansion of the neonatal unit and new, upgraded equipment in their imaging center. I’m proud of everything that they’ve accomplished and am delighted to honor them with Tenet’s Circle of Excellence Award.”

West Boca Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Mitch Feldman added, “It’s the dedication of our nurses, physicians and staff to providing high-quality care that earned West Boca Medical Center this honor, and I can say without a doubt that is well deserved.”

About West Boca Medical Center

West Boca Medical Center, part of Tenet South Florida, is a 195-bed acute care hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the community and surrounding areas for over 20 years.
West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, cardiac and surgical intensive care, outpatient surgery services, 24-hour emergency services for adults and children, diabetes education, a cystic fibrosis program for adults and children, outpatient rehabilitation services and a sleep diagnostic center. The hospital also offers several specialties, including a level III neonatal intensive care unit, the BirthCare Pavilion, a pediatric unit and a pediatric intensive care unit.  It is also a recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award four years in a row (2006/2007 and 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 2009/2010). HealthGrades ranks West Boca’s maternity program among the top 5% five percent in the nation.
West Boca Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262).

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