Octavio “Tavi” Diaz, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer for Tenet
A Letter from Tenet’s CMO
As Chief Medical Officer, I am committed to providing our clinical colleagues with the support they need to help our patients live happier, healthier lives.
For more than 25 years, I served as an emergency physician, where I learned that being present and connecting with patients helps to ensure safety, high quality, and positive outcomes. It also impacts the patient’s overall experience at our hospitals. Delivering evidence-based, compassionate care is the greatest contribution we can make to our patients.
The structure of today’s healthcare delivery teams solidifies the importance of strong working relationships between caregivers – especially when it comes to the nurse/physician relationship. Patient safety is the result of physicians and nurses collaborating and providing the necessary checks and balances to assure that our patients receive the care they deserve.
We are fortunate to have more than 30,000 affiliated physicians working alongside our Tenet-colleagues to deliver care in our communities. Our ability to learn from each other is maximized when we work together as a medical staff within our network of hospitals.