Tenet Heroes

Being a Member of the Tenet Healthcare Family Means Being Committed to Making a Difference


That’s why over the past several years, we have recognized and honored hundreds of colleagues from our hospitals, outpatient centers and other facilities. We call these colleagues Tenet Heroes — individuals who have done extraordinary things for patients, for their coworkers, our facilities and our communities. Watch a video about the Tenet Heroes program or read the 2016 Tenet Heroes Book.

Of these outstanding individuals, a small number are inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame.

Read the inspiring stories of former Tenet Heroes: 2012, 2013, 20142015

Click on the names below to learn more about the inspiring stories of our 2016 Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame inductees.

Amanda and Terri

Amanda Ammons, RN
Terri Scarborough, MHA, MSN, RN

Director, Cardiovascular Unit
Administrative Director, Critical Care
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center – Birmingham, AL


Amanda and Terri are dedicated to delivering exemplary service and clinical excellence. Recently, the duo demonstrated their dedication by caring for a beloved co-worker who fell ill to cancer. They planned celebrations for birthdays and wedding anniversaries. They arranged spa days and prepared home-cooked meals. They made a book that co-workers, family and friends could use to leave messages of encouragement, love and humorous stories.

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Bridget Leonard

Bridget Leonard, DNP, MBA, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC

Director, PCS Nursing Office Operations
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan – Detroit, MI


Bridget has served as an inspiration and role model – transforming her struggle with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) into a beacon of hope throughout the professional rehabilitation nursing community and in the Metro Detroit area. Bridget, along with her teenage daughter who also has the disease, created a teen SLE support group. Bridget also speaks at nursing associations to build awareness and to help improve the lives of those living with SLE.

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Janelle Tony Kath

Janelle Beckman
Tony Linn
Kath Taylor, RN

Neurosciences Unit Team
Doctors Medical Center of Modesto – Modesto, CA


While on vacation, a young mother suffered a brain hemorrhage and was flown to DMC. When it became evident that the patient would not survive, the Neurosciences Unit Team jumped into action. They arranged care for the woman’s infant, gathered essentials and games for her other children. They retrieved the family’s belongings left in haste, arranged lodging for them, and spent countless hours helping the family deal with their grief.

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Mayda Tress

Mayda Loveland Tress, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse, Unit Shift Manager
Good Samaritan Medical Center – West Palm Beach, FL

An exceptional nurse, Mayda is also deeply involved in a number of humanitarian organizations in Guatemala and Uganda. Her work has included fundraising to build a home for children with special needs, providing medical care to hundreds of people in remote and underdeveloped areas, and supporting deep-well construction to provide clean water for communities. Medical missions, child sponsorship and clean water are her driving passions.

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Donald Bowden-Texera

Donald Bowden-Texera

Endoscopy Technician
MetroWest Medical Center – Framingham, MA

Don takes extra care to ensure that his patients are informed and comfortable before each procedure. His devotion to service became even more evident when he learned that one of the hospital’s pharmacy technicians had a son who was battling kidney disease and needed a transplant. Don decided that he wanted to donate one of his kidneys. He went through the evaluation and matching process and turned out to be a positive match for the young man. His selfless act gave back a life. Since the transplant, Don has become a strong community advocate for others to become organ and platelet donors.

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Maria McColgan

Dr. Maria DiGiorgio McColgan, MD, MSEd, FAAP

Medical Director, Child Protection Program
St. Christopher’s Pediatric Associates – Philadelphia, PA

Dr. McColgan has committed more than 15 years to improving the lives of children and families who face maltreatment or violence. Her efforts include creating a “safe house” program, appearing as an expert witness in court, sharing her knowledge with the media, testifying before state government agencies, and initiating classes and seminars on recognizing and intervening in potentially violent situations.

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Darci Cosontino

Darci Cosentino, EMT, CCT

Patient Care Technician, Emergency Department
St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital – San Antonio, TX

In addition to creating a number of operational tools to help staff be more efficient, Darci changes patient lives for the better through simple acts of kindness. She helped an Emergency Department patient who had lost faith in humanity get cleaned up, and ultimately, regain sobriety and get on a better life path. After this life-changing encounter, Darci started a non-profit to collect clothes and other items for those in need.

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