Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced the appointment of Mitch Feldman as chief executive officer of Tenet™s West Boca Medical Center, a 185-bed acute care hospital located in West Boca, Fla. Feldman is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of health care leadership experience, including more than 18 years working at Tenet. He will begin his new role on August 11, 2008, and will report to Marsha Powers, senior vice president of regional operations for Tenet™s Florida region.

I am pleased to announce Mitch™s new role as CEO of West Boca Medical Center, Powers said. His comprehensive experience serving in hospital leadership roles and extensive knowledge of the Palm Beach market will prove a valuable asset in supporting and promoting the quality care West Boca provides to its patients.

Feldman recently served as vice president of the Palm Beach Market, a part of Tenet™s Florida region. Prior to that role, Feldman was chief executive officer at Delray Medical Center from 1996 to 2006. In this role, he led the 493-bed hospital to earn many awards and distinctions from U.S. News and World Report and HealthGrades®.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and related ancillary health care businesses, which include ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic imaging centers. Tenet is committed to providing high quality care to patients in the communities we serve. Tenet can be found on the World Wide Web at www.tenethealth.com.

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