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Tenet Hospitals Awarded 173 Cigna Center Of Excellence Designations

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Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced today that Cigna (NYSE:CI) has awarded Tenet hospitals 173 Center of Excellence (COE) designations. This compares to the 71 designations that Tenet’s hospitals received in 2011.

"We are very pleased that Cigna has recognized our hospitals’ strong commitment to quality as evidenced by the number of Center of Excellence designations our hospitals earned this year," said Kelvin A. Baggett, M.D., Tenet's Chief Medical Officer. “We commend Cigna for their commitment to these measures, which enable customers to identify hospitals and facilities that deliver the highest quality of care. We know that our patients have a choice when it comes to their healthcare, and we are proud that these designations represent the superior care and outstanding patient experience they can expect from our hospitals.”

Cigna updated and expanded its designation methodology for 2013 and has evaluated and recognized hospitals with positive patient outcomes and high cost-efficiency measures with its COE program. In addition, Cigna has enhanced quality designations to indicate superior patient outcomes based on treatment effectiveness for 31 different surgical procedures and medical conditions. The patient outcomes data use hospitals’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare measures, Leapfrog Patient Safety Measures, mortality and complication rates in addition to other evidence-based protocol metrics.

"Cigna commends Tenet for its continued efforts to improve clinical quality and patient outcomes," said Dick Salmon, M.D., Cigna's national medical director for performance measurement and improvement. "Tenet’s large number of Center of Excellence designations provides substantial choice for Cigna customers and is a recognition of Tenet's commitment to quality."

Tenet hospitals receiving 2013 Cigna Center of Excellence (COE) designations are:

ALABAMA

  • Brookwood Medical Center - Angioplasty, with and without Stent, COPD (pulmonary disease), Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Elective Cardiac Medical, Irregular Heartbeat, Pneumonia, Pulmonology Medical, and Stroke.

CALIFORNIA

  • Desert Regional Medical Center - Abdominal Hysterectomy, Cesarean Section, Heart Valve Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, and Vaginal Delivery.
  • Doctors Hospital Center of Modesto - Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Cardiac Defibrillator Implant, COPD (pulmonary disease), Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Elective Cardiac Medical, Heart Valve Replacement, Pneumonia, and Pulmonology Medical.
  • Fountain Valley Regional Hospital - Bariatric Surgery, Cesarean Section, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Elective Cardiac Medical, Gall Bladder Removal, Laparoscopic, Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Pulmonology Medical, and Vaginal Delivery.
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital - Cesarean Section, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, and Vaginal Delivery.
  • Lakewood Regional Medical Center - Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Elective Cardiac Medical, Gall Bladder Removal, Laparoscopic, Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement.
  • Los Alamitos Medical Center - Abdominal Hysterectomy, Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Cardiac Catheterization, Cesarean Section, COPD (pulmonary disease), Elective Cardiac Medical, Gall Bladder Removal, Laparoscopic, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Pneumonia, and Pulmonology Medical.
  • Placentia Linda Hospital - COPD (pulmonary disease), Gall Bladder Removal, Laparoscopic, General Cardiac Medical, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Irregular Heartbeat, Knee Replacement, Pneumonia, Pulmonology Medical, and Stroke.
  • San Ramon Regional Medical Center - Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Cesarean Section, Disc Surgery, Elective Cardiac Medical, Irregular Heartbeat, Knee Replacement, Orthopedic Back Surgery, and Spinal Fusion.
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center - Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Cesarean Section, Disc Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Orthopedic Back Surgery, and Spinal Fusion.
  • Twin Cities Community Hospital - Cesarean Section, Knee Replacement, and Vaginal Delivery.

FLORIDA

  • Coral Gables Hospital - Heart Attack.
  • Delray Medical Center - Heart Attack and Stroke.
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center - COPD (pulmonary disease).
  • Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center - Cardiac Defibrillator Implant, Cardiac Pacemaker Implant, COPD (pulmonary disease), Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, General Cardiac Medical, Heart Attack, Heart Valve Replacement, Pneumonia, Pulmonology Medical, and Stroke.
  • Palmetto General Hospital - Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center - COPD (pulmonary disease), General Cardiac Medical, Irregular Heartbeat, Pneumonia, and Pulmonology Medical.

GEORGIA

  • Atlanta Medical Center - COPD (pulmonary disease), Orthopedic Back Surgery, Pneumonia, and Pulmonology Medical.

MISSOURI

  • Des Peres Hospital - Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Elective Cardiac Medical, General Cardiac Medical, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Pulmonology Medical.

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Frye Regional Medical Center - Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Cardiac Defibrillator Implant, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Elective Cardiac Medical, Hip Replacement, Irregular Heartbeat, and Knee Replacement.

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Hahnemann University Hospital - Cardiac Catheterization and Vaginal Delivery.

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Coastal Carolina Medical Center - Heart Failure and Pulmonology Medical.
  • East Cooper Regional Medical Center - COPD (pulmonary disease), Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Pulmonology Medical.
  • Piedmont Medical Center - COPD (pulmonary disease), Gall Bladder Removal, Laparoscopic, General Cardiac Medical, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeat, Pneumonia, Pulmonology Medical, and Stroke.

TENNESSEE

  • Saint Francis Hospital - Bariatric Surgery, General Cardiac Medical, Heart Failure, and Irregular Heartbeat.

TEXAS

  • Centennial Medical Center - Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Elective Cardiac Medical, General Cardiac Medical, and Stroke.
  • Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center - Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective Cardiac Medical, General Cardiac Medical, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeat, Pneumonia, Pulmonology Medical, and Stroke.
  • Houston Northwest Medical Center - Heart Attack and Pulmonology Medical.
  • Lake Pointe Medical Center - COPD (pulmonary disease), General Cardiac Medical, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeat, Stroke, and Vaginal Delivery.
  • Nacogdoches Medical Center - Pneumonia and Pulmonology Medical.
  • Park Plaza Hospital - Elective Cardiac Medical, Pulmonology Medical, and Stroke.
  • Sierra Providence East Medical Center - Cesarean Section.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading health care services company, through its subsidiaries operates 49 hospitals, over 100 free-standing outpatient centers and Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions for health care providers serving more than 500 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.



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