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MBA Leadership Program Associates and Alumni 

Tenet's MBA Leadership Program alumni currently hold various positions across the company, including hospital chief executive officer, chief operating officer and corporate leadership roles.

Read about some of our associates and alumni below, including their career progression and their thoughts on the program.

Kyle Burtnett, Senior Vice President, Outpatient Services

USC MBA Graduate, 2003
Leadership Program, 2003
 à Director, Strategic Operations, 2005 à Sr. Director, Executive Office, 2006 à VP, Executive Office and Chief of Staff, 2007 – 2008 à Vice President, Outpatient Services, 2009 – 2013à Senior Vice President, Outpatient Services, 2013 – Present

 


"The program allowed me to quickly gain a solid understanding of the health care provider industry. During this time, I developed strong relationships with people at all levels of the organization. The knowledge base and relationships that I developed during the program have been invaluable to me." 




Jeremy Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett
Duke MBA Graduate, 2004
Leadership Program, 2004
 à Associate Administrator, Brookwood Medical Center, 2005 - 2008
 à Chief Operating Officer, Good Samaritan Medical Center, 2008 – 2010 à VP, Executive Office and Chief of Staff, 2010 - 2012 à Chief Executive Officer, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, 2012 - Present 


"The program offered the opportunity to learn at a great institution which in turn allowed me to advance my career at an accelerated pace.  It also offered me the opportunity to interface with Tenet's leaders and others in the program to a degree that would not otherwise have been possible." 

 

Eric Evans, Market Chief Executive Officer, Sierra Providence Health Network
Harvard MBA Graduate, 2004
Leadership Program, 2004
 à Director of Business Development and Associate Administrator, Lake Pointe Health Network, 2005 à Chief Operating Officer, Lake Pointe Health Network, 2006 – 2009 à Interim CEO, Lake Pointe Health Network, 2009 à VP, Executive Office and Chief of Staff, 2009 - 2010 à CEO, Lake Pointe Health Network, 2010 - 2012 à Market CEO, Sierra Providence Health Network

"The program did a great job of providing a deep understanding of the organization and the broader industry as well as significant exposure to senior leaders in the company.  The structure of the program, in which all associates are based at a hospital from the beginning, quickly offers challenging and impactful general management experiences and opportunities."


 

Carolyn Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Harvard MBA Graduate, 2002
Leadership Program, 2002
 à Chief Operating Officer, Lake Pointe Health Network, 2002 – 2005 à Chief Executive Officer, Lake Pointe Health Network, 2006 – 2010 à Chief Executive Officer, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, 2010 - Present



"The program allowed me to gain significant health care and hospital knowledge in five short months. I learned quickly about the infrastructure and services available within Tenet as well as within a variety of different hospitals. It gave me all the tools I needed to be successful in my first COO position."

 

Joseph Kim, Associate Administrator, Atlanta Medical Center
Harvard MBA Graduate, 2010
Leadership Program, 2010 à Associate Administrator, Atlanta Medical Center, 2011 - Present 

 


"As a fast-track developmental program, it provides you direct access to C-level management for mentorship and immediate opportunities to lead projects that bring a tangible difference to the hospital facility you are placed at. I could not think of a better way to start off my career in hospital management graduating from business school." 

 

John Klitsch
Duke MBA Graduate, 2011
Leadership Program, 2011

 

 

 "The leadership development program provides each associate unparalleled, direct access not only to local, facility-based management, but also to home office senior management for mentorship and opportunities to have an immediate impact, allowing associates to actively participate in clinical, strategic and financial aspects of hospital operations. I could not think of a better way to start off my career in hospital management." 

 

Jeff Wang
Carnegie-Mellon MBA Graduate, 2011
Leadership Program, 2011

 

 

"The leadership development program provides associates with unparalleled access to hospital administrators and a deep understanding of the decision making process.  The experience, opportunities and exposure one receives as an associate in the program lay the foundation for a dynamic career in healthcare and hospital management." 

 

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