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Our Stories

Honoring Our Veterans & Military Members

Nov 11, 2021

At Tenet, we’re proud to call veterans and military members our colleagues, patients, family and friends.

As we honor Veterans Day, we salute the tremendous sacrifices that our veteran colleagues and their loved ones have made on behalf of our country. We also want to thank them for the selfless contributions they continue to bring to our communities and workplace each and every day. At Tenet, we believe the skillsets and unique perspectives of our veterans strengthens our culture while helping us advance our mission of providing quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.

Across the enterprise, we have veteran colleagues from all branches of our U.S. Armed Forces. They come from different backgrounds and serve in different roles, but they all have one important trait in common: a selfless desire to serve others.

Seven of our veteran colleagues recently shared some of the valuable lessons and experiences from their service and how it shaped their careers today.

In their own words:

“The Navy instilled in me discipline, integrity, courage in the face of adversity, resilience, Esprit de Corps, the power of high performing teams and servant leadership.”
Mark Lisa | CEO, Tenet Health Central Coast
U.S. Navy
“My military experience taught me leadership, time management, delegation, disciplines and independence.”
Rachel Farahmandfar | Director of Informatics, Good Samaritan Medical Center
U.S. Air Force Reserve
“Most of the men in my family were servicemen. I saw an opportunity to serve my country while attending college. I’d have a chance to travel the country and learn valuable skills. The military is an honorable career… something to hang your hat on and be proud of.”
D. Stacey Johnson | Materials Manager, Resurgens East Medical Center
U.S. Army
“The military taught me to follow directions take initiative, have a strong work ethic, and always have punctuality, responsibility, and accountability to myself and others.”
Heather Morando | Sr Laboratory Assistant, Desert Regional Medical Center
U.S. Navy
“I was excited, not scared, because I joined the military to be there when they need me, where they need me and how they need me.”
Sarilia Therildor | RN, Delray Medical Center
U.S. Air Force Reserve
“My service prepared me in general for all the challenges that I have faced in my career. I worked in mobile hospital unit which has helped me with hospital administration.”
Laura DeSouza | Process Improvement Specialist, MetroWest Medical Center
U.S. Air Force
“My experience taught me how to be a Servant Leader. This has enabled me to serve others and live by the saying that if you take care of your people, they will take care of you.”
Fernando Garcia | HR Generalist, The Hospitals of Providence
U.S. Army