"We are excited about this new relationship with Tenet and Dignity Health," said Robert J. Henkel, FACHE, Executive Vice President of Ascension and President and CEO of Ascension Health. "Carondelet shares Tenet's and Dignity Health's commitment to provide high-quality, low-cost, patient-centered care. This relationship is an opportunity to strengthen those efforts and enhance healthcare across Arizona."The facilities in the new partnership will include:
- St. Joseph's Hospital (486 beds) in Tucson
- St. Mary's Hospital (400 beds) in Tucson
- Holy Cross Hospital (25 beds) in Nogales
- Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Mary's Hospital
- Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital
- Carondelet Medical Group
- Carondelet Specialist Group
About Dignity Health in ArizonaDignity Health in Arizona includes five outstanding hospitals - Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, which includes Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Westgate Hospital and Arizona General Hospital. From this foundation, Dignity Health in Arizona has expanded into a comprehensive health care system, which includes imaging centers, clinics, specialty hospitals, urgent cares, insurance providers, an accountable care organization and other clinical partnerships. The Dignity Health Medical Group includes more than 40 practices and covers a wide range of specialties. Dignity Health in Arizona is part of Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems. About Ascension Ascension ( www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering person-centered care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. In FY2014, Ascension provided $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. More than 150,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers serve in 1,900 sites of care - including 131 hospitals and more than 30 senior care facilities - in 23 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, treasury management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization. About Carondelet Health Network Located in Tucson, Arizona, Carondelet Health Network is currently a Catholic, non-profit healthcare system dedicated to responding to the health, education, and wellness needs of Southern Arizonans. Carondelet's first hospital was originally founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1880. Today, Carondelet's facilities include St. Mary's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Mary's Hospital, Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital, and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. Carondelet's family of services also include primary and specialty care clinics, an ambulatory surgery center, imaging centers, and other outpatient services. In Fiscal Year 2014, Carondelet provided $72 million in Community Benefit to improve the health of its community and increase access to healthcare. For more information about Carondelet Health Network, please visit www.carondelet.org. Tenet Healthcare Corporation Cautionary Statements This release 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," "assume," "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, but are not limited to, the factors disclosed under "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and in 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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