Tenet through the years


1969

1969

Tenet, through its predecessor company National Medical Enterprises (NME), conducts its initial public offering of common stock. A portion of the net proceeds from the stock sale are used to buy four general hospitals, including Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, as well as the land that now houses Lakewood Regional Medical Center and some additional care facilities. Depicted in the picture is vice president Dallas Riddle with a model of the expanded medical complex under construction in Modesto, California.

 


1973

1973

Pictured: A mother and her daughter relax on the lawn in front of Doctors Medical Center, which was called Doctors’ Hospital of Modesto at the time. The child was born at the California hospital two years prior. 

1980

1980

Pictured: The opening of JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, California.

1982

Nacogdoches Medical Center

Four operating groups are established: international, hospitals, nursing homes, and medical products and services.

Pictured: Nacogdoches Medical Center


1988

hospital hallway

NME responds to changing patient needs by adding services, such as open heart surgery, cardiac catheterization and additional obstetric units in selected hospitals.

1990

1990

NME is one of the nation’s largest hospital care service providers with more than 45,000 employees and 146 hospitals. American Medical International (AMI), another large healthcare system, undergoes a leveraged buyout and moves its headquarters from Beverly Hills, CA to Dallas, TX.

Pictured: Workers building a new NME care facility.

 

1995

1995

NME doubles the company’s size by acquiring American Medical International (AMI) for $3.3 billion, and changes the company’s name to Tenet Healthcare.

 


1996

wall street journal

Tenet announces the acquisition of OrNda HealthCorp. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, the transaction would "create a hospital chain with $8.5 billion in revenue and 126 hospitals in 22 states."

1998

1998

USPI is founded by Don Steen and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. The company acquires its first facility in Barcelona, Spain. Later in the year, USPI acquires its first U.S. facilities in Tennessee, Missouri and Alabama. Depicted above is an ASC in Middle Tennessee.

1999

1999

USPI forms one of its first health system partnerships with Baylor Health Care System.

Pictured: Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.


1999

broadlane logo

Tenet launches Broadlane from its existing materials management department to provide supply chain and cost management services to Tenet hospitals and other providers.

2001

2001

USPI completes a successful IPO.

Pictured: USPI employees at one of the company’s first conferences.

2004

texas with a star on dallas

Tenet moves its headquarters from Santa Barbara to Dallas. 


2008

2008

Tenet launches Conifer Health Solutions from its existing patient financial services operations. The company will offer revenue-cycle management and clinical communications services to other hospitals, including those within Tenet’s portfolio of operations (53 at the time of the announcement).

2008

2008b

Tenet creates the Tenet Heroes program. This prestigious company recognition allows colleagues to nominate their teammates for excellent service and compassion in caring for others.

2009 

the outpatient center at boynton beach

Tenet begins targeted outpatient investment program to create additional access points in convenient locations for patients. This involves the expansion of outpatient networks in hospital markets, including ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care, imaging and off-campus EDs. 


2010

2010

Tenet launches the Care Fund to provide support for team members in need. The Care Fund is a 501(c) (3) public charity that provides financial assistance to Tenet employees who have experienced hardships due to events beyond their control, including natural disasters and extended illnesses or injuries.

2012

2012Conifer signs partnership agreement with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) to provide revenue cycle management services for more than 50 of CHI’s hospitals across the nation. CHI also takes a minority ownership position in Conifer as part of the transaction. That same year, Conifer expands Value-Based-Care services.

2013

2013Tenet acquires Vanguard Health Systems, significantly expanding the hospital operations footprint and taking the company into new geographic markets, such as San Antonio, Phoenix and Detroit. The transaction expands Tenet’s total ownership to 79 hospitals (from 49) and 157 outpatient facilities.

 


2014

2014

Tenet launches MedPost Urgent Care with 23 branded locations. That same year, Tenet begins strategic hospital portfolio activity, focusing on achieving scale and refining its footprint. Activities include acquisitions as well as divestitures of non-core operations.

2014

spi healthcare logo

Conifer acquires SPi Healthcare, a provider of revenue cycle management, health information management and software solutions for independent and provider-owned physician practices.

 

2014

2014c

Tenet expands the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive into a national program to provide healthy breakfast options to those struggling with hunger, especially children. The drive was launched in 2010 by Pam Taurence, a nurse at the Detroit Medical Center. 

 

 


2015

2015

Tenet and USPI combine to create the largest ambulatory surgery platform in the country. This transaction significantly changes Tenet’s strategic pathway, adding ambulatory capabilities and high-quality facilities in both existing and new markets. The initial transaction allows Tenet to take a majority stake in USPI with a path to increase ownership over the next few years.

2016

2016

Tenet acquires CareSpot Express Healthcare, adding urgent care centers in Florida and Tennessee.

2018

2018

Tenet launches a first-of-its-kind grassroots marketing campaign under the tagline “Community Built on Care.” The program highlights Tenet’s commitment to providing compassionate care to the many diverse communities we serve. The advertisements feature employees across the nation.


2019

2019

Tenet continues to innovate care delivery and improve the patient experience, providing comfort to all patients in critical moments. This includes an idea from a local nurse to ease the anxieties of surgery for some of our smallest patients by letting them drive themselves to the OR in mini cars.  

 

2019

2019b

In May, Tenet celebrates its 50th anniversary and rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. This momentous occasion recognizes the lasting impact of Tenet and its predecessors over the years, as well as the way the Company has evolved in lockstep with community need.

2019

2019

Additional milestones in 2019 include: launching a new brand, mission, vision and values, creating a single sense of purpose for the organization; opening a Global Business Center in Manila, Philippines; and moving the company's corporate headquarters to North Dallas, bringing together teams from three businesses into one HQ.


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2020

Tenet faces the biggest public health emergency in its existence, COVID-19, responding with strength and perseverance. Team members across the country work together to adapt to a fluid and uncertain environment.

We stand together with communities around the country to thank and honor our healthcare heroes.