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Tenet Inducts Six Colleagues into Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame

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Since 2008, Tenet has recognized nearly 1,400 Heroes, 88 of whom have been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame. 

Tenet recently celebrated six colleagues for their outstanding contributions to others during the annual Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame awards ceremony, which was recently held in Dallas, Texas. 

The Tenet Heroes program, founded in 2008, recognizes those individuals within our hospitals who set themselves apart through their actions to help others. Nominated by fellow colleagues, Tenet Heroes exemplify the company’s core values and are known for their remarkable commitment to our patients and the communities we serve.  Of the Tenet Heroes selected for each hospital, a select few are chosen to be inducted into our Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame. 

“Our 2018 Tenet Heroes have remarkable passion, commitment and courage – and their actions have set the example of how one person can change a community for the better,” said Ron Rittenmeyer, Tenet’s Executive Chairman and CEO.  “These six outstanding employees embody Tenet and our values, and we are so proud to have them on our team.” 

Congratulations to our six Hall of Fame inductees for 2018: 

  • Millicent Alexander, Social Worker, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. Millicent was honored for her work as a dedicated advocate against violence in Detroit through her work with the DLIVE (Detroit Life Is Valuable Everyday) program.
  • Michelle Hanzie, CRT, Respiratory Care Practitioner, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, Tucson, Arizona. Michelle was recognized as a Tenet Hero for donating her kidney to a young girl.
  • Keith McClure, RN, Assistant Nursing Manager, Saint Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Keith was named to the Hall of Fame because of his work providing food and clothing to the homeless in Memphis, including operating the only non-profit food truck in the city.
  • Bob Ready, RN, MN, NEA-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts. Bob was honored as a Hero for his work in battling the opioid epidemic in his state.
  • Elizabeth Vernon, RN, Registered Nurse, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama. Elizabeth was celebrated for leading six medical missions in Haiti, donating her time and collecting needed supplies.
  • Beth Voyles, RN, CPN, Nurse Coordinator-Palliative Care, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan. Beth was recognized as a Tenet Hero for her passion in organizing and bringing to life a “Princess and Super Hero Party” for young palliative care patients at her hospital.

Photo Caption: (Front row, left to right) Conrad Mallett, CEO, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital; Keith McClure, Saint Francis Hospital’s Hall of Fame Inductee; Michelle Hanzie, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital’s Hall of Fame Inductee; Elizabeth Vernon, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s Hall of Fame Inductee; Beth Voyles, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Hall of Fame Inductee; Millicent Alexander, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital’s Hall of Fame Inductee; Bob Ready, Saint Vincent Hospital’s Hall of Fame Inductee; Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan; and Ava Collins, Interim CEO, Saint Vincent Hospital. (Back row, left to right) Audrey Gregory, CEO, Saint Francis Healthcare; Keith Parrott, CEO, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center; Ron Rittenmeyer, Tenet Executive Chairman and CEO; Eric Evans, Tenet President of Hospital Operations; and Mark Benz, CEO, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital.