Tenet Heroes

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

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That’s why over the past several years, we have recognized and honored more than 750 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. Tenet Heroes are those who best embody our core values.

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

Click on the names below to learn more about the inspiring stories of our 2014 Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame inductees, or view the Tenet Heroes book.

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Wanda Collins and Brenda Jones

Nursing Assistant and Unit Secretary
Central Carolina Hospital

Wanda and Brenda provided extraordinary care for a young cerebral palsy patient during his extended stay at the hospital. From sitting with him for nearly 12 hours a day to providing him with new clothing and a Christmas he’d never forget, Wanda and Brenda say the patient was a true gift to them.


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Wanda Collins and Brenda Jones

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Pam Taurence

Care Coordination Specialist
Children's Hospital of Michigan

For children of families who can’t afford regular meals, summertime can be difficult. Without school-provided breakfasts and lunches, these children often go hungry or simply don’t receive enough important nutrients to keep them healthy. After witnessing this effect on children in Detroit, Pam was determined to make a difference. With the help of her colleagues, Pam launched a cereal drive and donated the collected items to local food banks. In a few short years, the drive became a national effort, and more than 1.5 million servings of cereal were collected in 2013. Her vision united institutions in a common cause to improve children’s health.


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Pam Taurence

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Holly Gordon

Mammography Technologist
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital

A breast cancer survivor, Holly’s compassion and empathy play a major role in comforting women who come to the hospital for mammograms. Living in a diverse community, Holly took it upon herself to learn Spanish and Vietnamese so that she could speak to women in their own languages and make them feel more at ease. A true advocate for healing, she also has raised more than $35,000 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.


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Holly Gordon

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Paul Marstall

Surgical Services Nurse
Phoenix Baptist Hospital

Paul went to great lengths to help the family of a 37-year-old say their goodbyes in the operating room before her organs were donated. Time was of the essence, but Paul was sensitive to the family’s needs while maintaining his professionalism and focus on a healthy transplant. His actions were recognized by the Donor Network of Arizona, and the hospital received the Operating Room of the Year award for 2013.


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Paul Marstall

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Karen Breithaupt

Staff Nurse, PACU
Saint Louis University Hospital

Karen is known for nursing excellence and reliability. She is a strong advocate for her patients, taking note of needs and concerns. Her compassion is the same for colleagues. She helps wherever she can, and she has volunteered on medical mission trips to Paraguay for 20 years and at another hospital for the past 5 years, rocking infants to sleep in the nursery.


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Karen Breithaupt

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Kerry Timmins

Physical Therapist
St. Mary’s Medical Center

Kerry is the ultimate patient advocate, ensuring patients receive the best care possible and have essentials like food and important medical equipment. When she couldn’t find the right device on the market for a pediatric patient suffering from torticollis, a head and neck abnormality, she worked with a designer and manufacturer to create one. She also is developing an educational brochure for new mothers about the abnormality. Several adult therapists have asked to be trained in pediatrics because of her extraordinary care, positive attitude and professionalism.


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Kerry Timmins