Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that Piedmont Medical Center appointed Bill Masterton as its chief executive officer. Masterton will join Piedmont Medical Center, a 288-bed hospital located in Rock Hill, S.C., effective July 16, 2012.
Masterton most recently served as chief executive officer for Coastal Carolina Hospital, a 41-bed hospital in Hardeeville, S.C. Under Masterton’s leadership, Coastal Carolina received numerous accreditations and certifications including the Joint Commission Certification as a Primary Stroke Center and Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The hospital also achieved the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence Awards of Excellence for Quality, Distinguished Hospital of the Year by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in 2011 and Gold recognition from the American Hospital Association for performance measures in Heart Failure and Silver recognition for performance measures in stroke.
“Bill is an exceptional leader with a proven track record in hospital operations and development,” said John F. Holland, senior vice president of Tenet’s Southern States region. “Under his leadership, Coastal Carolina Hospital received Tenet’s prestigious Circle of Excellence award in 2012. He will ensure that Piedmont Medical Center continues providing the high-quality care for which it is known.”
Prior to serving as chief executive officer at Coastal Carolina Hospital, Masterton served as chief financial officer and then chief operating officer at Atlanta Medical Center, a 460-bed teaching facility in Atlanta, Ga. Before joining Tenet, Masterton worked in a number of hospital financial roles. He began his health care career as a consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP in the Medicare and Medicaid division.Masterton received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading health care services company, through its subsidiaries operates 50 hospitals, over 100 free-standing outpatient centers and Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions for health care providers that serves more than 300 hospital and health care entities nationwide. 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. This document contains “forward-looking statements” – that is, statements that relate to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” or “will.” Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Particular uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements include the factors disclosed under “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, periodic reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information contained in this release is as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information or future events or developments.
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