Tenet Signs Agreement With Coventry Health Care 
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 

DALLAS – Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Coventry Health Care (NYSE: CVH) that includes all its hospitals, outpatient centers and ambulatory care centers in Florida and 60 physicians who are employed by Tenet in Florida. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The agreement includes the following products offered by Coventry:

  • Vista commercial products
  • Coventry commercial products
  • First Health Network PPO and workers’ compensation products
  • Vista and Summit Medicare products
  • Vista Medicaid and Healthy Kids products.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a health care services company whose subsidiaries and affiliates own and operate acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic imaging centers.  Tenet's hospitals and related health care facilities are committed to providing high quality care to patients in the communities they serve.  For more information, please visit www.tenethealth.com.

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