Circle of Excellence 

Tenet Healthcare Corporation [NYSE: THC] announced today that Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett in Bartlett, Tenn., has been named to the company’s 2011 Circle of Excellence.

The Circle of Excellence honors Tenet hospitals that have achieved the highest levels of quality, service and operational performance.  Key metrics used to evaluate the hospitals were patient, physician and employee satisfaction scores, clinical quality and financial performance.

 “The hard work, determination and commitment of the employees at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett made 2010 a great year for the hospital,” said Stephen L. Newman, M.D., Tenet’s chief operating officer.  “The staff and physicians at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett continue to build on their high-quality care and outstanding patient satisfaction.  I’m proud of everything they have accomplished and am delighted to honor them with Tenet’s Circle of Excellence Award.”

Saint Francis Hospital - Bartlett CEO Kem Mullins added, “The dedication to providing high-quality care by our nurses, physicians and staff earned Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett this honor, and I can say without a doubt that it is well deserved.”