Sally Hurt-Deitch, Tenet’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services, was honored with the 2018 Leonard A. Duce Award for Excellence in Health Care Administration from Trinity University.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Trinity University as the Duce Award winner,” said Hurt-Deitch. “Although it is considered a lifetime achievement award, there are still so many things I still want to do to further the healthcare profession. But I do have true passion for helping our future healthcare leaders to grow and develop, and hope to serve as a lifelong sounding board for others in our field.”
Hurt-Deitch, who received her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity in 2003, has a history of strong leadership at Tenet. Prior to her current role, she was the Group CEO for Tenet’s El Paso and Rio Grande Valley hospitals, and the CEO of The Hospitals of Providence. She remains active with Trinity’s alumni association and has served as a mentor for students of the program.
The Duce Award is presented annually by the Trinity University Health Care Administration Alumni Association to a graduate in recognition of outstanding leadership and significant contributions to the healthcare field. The award is named after a former dean of the graduate school at Trinity and one of the founding faculty members of the healthcare administration program.
Hurt-Deitch was selected for the award based on her success in leadership with Tenet, mentorship of Trinity students, and her dedication to healthcare through her Chair-elect role of the Texas Hospital Association. She is only the second woman to receive the Leonard A. Duce Award.