Tenet’s Chief Medical Officer Receives National Recognition
DALLAS.– Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced today that Dr. Jennifer Daley, its chief medical officer, has been named one of five inaugural recipients of the Leadership Excellence Award, presented by the Harvard Business Review and the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy.
The award was created to recognize top executives at U.S. companies who consistently exemplify a commitment to personal integrity, fellow employees and business success. In addition to Dr. Daley, the recipients are Tom Burbage, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Corp.; Randy Melville, senior vice president of Frito-Lay North America; Robert A. McDonald, vice chairman of Procter & Gamble; and Wes Bush, president and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman Corp.
“We are delighted that Dr. Jennifer Daley is receiving this well-deserved national recognition,” said Trevor Fetter, Tenet’s president and chief executive officer. “Through her leadership of Tenet’s efforts to improve the quality of patient care we deliver, our hospitals have made significant advances, and in the aggregate we now rank above the national average in government-reported quality metrics. Jennifer is a teacher, mentor and innovator in the field of medicine, and we are proud to have her as our valued colleague at Tenet.”
The award will be presented to Dr. Daley and the other recipients at a banquet at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on July 18.
In announcing the names of the recipients, Thomas A. Stewart, editor and managing director of the Harvard Business Review, said: “In an era of increased regulation and public scrutiny, doing right and doing well will become inseparable. I applaud these business leaders for proving that success without compromise is possible.”
Dr. Daley, 57, joined Tenet in July 2002 as vice president of clinical effectiveness, and was promoted to her current position in April 2003. She has been instrumental in leading Tenet’s Commitment to Quality program, an evidence-based initiative to foster change and improve all aspects of patient care and safety in Tenet hospitals. Over the past four years, Tenet hospitals have gained increasing recognition for excellence from a number of third-party evaluators, including major insurers and regulatory bodies. An analysis of the latest data publicly reported by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its Hospital Compare web site ranks Tenet first among all investor-owned hospital companies on key quality metrics and well above the average for all U.S. hospitals.
Before joining Tenet, Dr. Daley was director of the Center for Health Systems Design and Evaluation in the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare System in Boston. From 1996 to 1999, she was vice president and medical director of health care quality at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a 600-bed Harvard teaching hospital in Boston. From 1990 to 1996, Dr. Daley served the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in designing and implementing a nationally recognized outcomes and quality improvement program in surgery at veterans’ hospitals.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed post-graduate training in internal medicine at the New England Medical Center in Boston and her general medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
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