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.

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Dian Adams

Chief Nursing Officer for Tenet

Dian Adams

A Letter from Tenet’s CNO

In my role as Chief Nursing Officer for Tenet, I am often asked about my nursing philosophy. It’s really quite simple. I believe that nurses have the responsibility to make a difference in each of the lives we touch. Our nurses interact regularly with patients and have an opportunity to impact the overall care experience.

In speaking with other nurses throughout our organization, I’ve found that we all have one thing in common: we chose to work in healthcare because we care about people and want to make a difference. Patient care is at the heart of what we do every day, whether we are working at the bedside or in an administrative role. Each day, we have the privilege of delivering on Tenet’s mission of helping people live happier, healthier lives. We believe in a strong partnership with physicians and operational leaders to achieve our goals.

Our nursing leaders collaborate with our physician partners and capable administrators to build a strong network of support that extends beyond the hospital and market boundaries. We are committed to operating in a patient-centered culture in which we actively engage our patients and their families throughout the care delivery process. As a leader, it is my responsibility to make sure that our nurses at every level have the tools they need to provide patient-centered care in our hospitals.

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