Tenet proudly served as a platinum sponsor for the 2019 National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE) Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida, held February 13-15.
Participants came together to discuss this year’s theme of health equity. During the various sessions, speakers and attendees focused on how healthcare organizations across the country optimize performance and promote health through the integration of health equity, diversity and inclusion into everyday practice.
Several Tenet executives participated in the conference, including:
- Marie Quintana, Tenet’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, discussed Tenet’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and company initiatives that address health equity challenges.
- Nicholas Tejeda, Tenet’s El Paso Market CEO and CEO of The Hospitals of Providence, addressed the importance of Latinos in leadership and ways to raise our community’s voice to inspire change and foster equity.
- Sally Hurt-Deitch, Tenet’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, spoke about the importance of diversity between genders in the workforce. Hurt-Deitch is the immediate past President of NALHE.
- Monica Vargas-Mahar, Tenet’s El Paso Market COO and CEO of The Hospitals of Providence East Campus, discussed health equity’s impact on saving lives, money, increasing productivity and improving the healthcare delivery system. Vargas-Mahar is Chair-Elect for NALHE.
“Improving health equity is not only central to our mission as healthcare providers, but fundamental to how we serve our communities and how we live our lives,” said Quintana. “At Tenet Healthcare, we are, first and foremost, focused on the families and individuals in our communities, including how we can foster a nurturing and healing environment to better serve their diverse healthcare needs. We applaud NALHE for raising awareness of this very important topic and helping to create a platform to reduce health inequities.”
Photo Caption (from left to right): Sonia Del Rosario, Manager of Compensation; Joe Lopez-Cepero, RN, CNO of Good Samaritan Medical Center; Sally A. Hurt-Deitch, Tenet’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services; Marie Quintana, Tenet’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications; Monica C. Vargas-Mahar, Chief Executive Officer of The Hospitals of Providence East Campus; Ricardo Ramirez, RN, ACNO of St. Mary’s Medical Center; Yamile Cleter, RN, Clinical Manager of CVICU at Delray Medical Center.