Our Tenet Heroes have remarkable passion, commitment and courage - and their actions have set the example of how one person can change a community for the better.

 

The Tenet Heroes program celebrates those individuals who make a meaningful impact within their respective communities that goes above and beyond their daily job responsibilities. Tenet Heroes exemplify the company's core values of quality, integrity, service, innovation and transparency. 

Each year, the company inducts a group of Tenet Heroes into the company's Hall of Fame, Tenet's most prestigious honor for employees.

Over the last ten years, Tenet has recognized nearly 1,400 Heroes, 88 of whom have received additional accolades by being inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame.

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Millicent Alexander, MSW

Social Worker
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital - Detroit, MI

Millicent is a dedicated advocate against violence in Detroit through her incredible work with the DLIVE program at Sinai Grace.  DLIVE stands for Detroit Life Is Valuable Everyday and aims to address the public health crisis of community violence affecting Detroit.  This program works to interrupt the cycle of violence with youth and young adults who have sustained acute intentional violent trauma.  Millicent works on programs related to DLIVE such as the Trauma Peer Support Group, provides mentoring for the DLIVE field interns and focuses much of her efforts on education.  

Millicent has been part of the DMC team since 2014.

Michelle Hanzie, CRT

Respiratory Care Practitioner
Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital - Tucson, AZ

When the opportunity came up to change a 13-year-old girl’s life, Michelle rose to the challenge in the most generous and compassionate way: she donated one of her kidneys. Michelle first met the young girl and her mother two years ago at a cookout.  When Michelle learned that the girl was a candidate for transplant if a donor could be found, she discussed it with her family and started the process to become a live donor.  In June 2017, Michelle successfully donated one of her kidneys to the girl, who is now enjoying life as a normal teenager.  She also helped with fundraising efforts to ensure she received the care that was needed.  Through her actions, Michelle also increased awareness about live organ donation and inspired others to be tested. 

Michelle has been part of the Carondelet team since 1995.

 

Keith McClure, RN

Assistant Nursing Manager
Saint Francis Hospital -Memphis - Memphis, TN

In addition to his work as an assistant nurse manager with Saint Francis, Keith helped co-found Merge Memphis, a non-profit committed to helping the homeless community in Memphis. Twice each month, Keith and his team provide food to homeless men at a shelter in downtown Memphis. Keith also operates the only non-profit food truck in the city, feeding the homeless in different neighborhoods. The food truck serves two purposes made simple in one statement: "Feeding Memphis to Feed Memphis."

During the winter, Keith packages and distributes gloves, hats and scarves on two bus stops of Memphis' main thoroughfare. He is also working with Merge Memphis to open a women's shelter int he city.

Keith has been a part of the Saint Francis team since 2014.

 

 

Robert W. Ready, RN, MN, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Saint Vincent Hospital - Worcester, MA

As a healthcare provider, Bob has seen first-hand the rise in opioid addiction. This is particularly true in Worcester, which has the fourth-highest rate of opioid overdose in the state of Massachusetts.

Bob's experience inspired him to fight passionately against opoid addiction in his community and rally others to help combat this epidemic. About three years ago, Bob formed a task force comprised of hospital staff, physicians, local police and community organizations. The task force created a resource brochure to help staff, patients and families find local recovery centers. They also conducted multiple educational symposiums, providing information to more than 200 attendees from across Massachusetts. They also collaborate with a local school, as well as a family support group to provide further support for patients, staff and families.

A nurse for more than 25 years, Bob has been with Saint Vincent since 2012.

Elizabeth Vernon, RN

Registered Nurse
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center - Birmingham, AL

Caring for people does not end when Elizabeth is off the clock, as she tirelessly volunteers her time and energy to those less fortunate. She has participated in six Medical Mission trips to Limbe, Haiti, to provide much-needed medical care in the community. For the past two years, she has acted as the chairperson/leader of the mission trip and secured pharmaceutical donations to stock the clinic for up to a year and obtained more than 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses for the local population. In May 2018, she organized and led a 20-person group of volunteers to run the medical clinic and treat up to 300 patients a day. 

Elizabeth has been part of the Brookwood team since 2006. 

Elizabeth Voyles, RN

Nurse Coordinator - Palliative Care
DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit, MI

A passionate pediatric nurse whose career spans more than 43 years, Beth helps children with severe illnesses achieve the best quality of life possible. For the past nine years, she has organized the hospital’s annual “Princess and Superhero” Party, creating a magical experience for young palliative care patients. During the event, every child is transformed into a princess or superhero from the second they walk through the doors. From there, the day is packed full of fun, complete with meeting their favorite characters, games, dancing, face-painting and a real horse-and-carriage ride. 

Beth has been part of the DMC team since 1991.