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Florida Tenet Hospitals, Coventry Agreement3/31/2010
DALLAS – Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Coventry Health Care (NYSE: CVH) that includes all its hospitals, outpatient centers and ambulatory care centers in Florida and 60 physicians who are employed by Tenet in Florida. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The agreement includes the following products offered by Coventry:
  • Vista commercial products
  • Coventry commercial products
  • First Health Network PPO and workers’ compensation products
  • Vista and Summit Medicare products
  • Vista Medicaid and Healthy Kids products.

Some of the statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements.  Such statements are based on our current expectations and could be affected by numerous factors and are subject to various risks and uncertainties discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and periodic reports on Form 8-K.  Do not rely on any forward-looking statement, as we cannot predict or control many of the factors that ultimately may affect our ability to achieve the results estimated.  We make no promise to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of changes in underlying factors, new information, future events or otherwise.

Six CIGNA Quality Designations For CGH11/10/2009

CORAL GABLES, FL – Coral Gables Hospital announced that it has received six CIGNA quality designations for 2009. These designations mean that the hospital has met rigorous quality criteria based on nationally- recognized medical standards and expert advice.

Coral Gables Hospital received the following designations: Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Heart Attack, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Adult Pneumonia and Stroke.

"We are pleased that our hospital has been recognized by CIGNA for the high quality care that we provide," said Jay Miranda, chief executive officer of Coral Gables Hospital. "Our physicians and staff work very hard to provide quality patient care, and these designations are evidence of the high standard of care we deliver every day."

The CIGNA designations are based on the hospital’s effectiveness in treating the selected condition or performing the procedure. The designation measures and weighs complications, mortality and The Leapfrog Group Patient Safety Index.

About Coral Gables Hospital

A 256-bed acute care hospital at 3100 Douglas Road in the heart of historic Coral Gables, this community-based hospital serves much of South Dade County, as well as the Latin American and Caribbean populations. 

Coral Gables Hospital offers a broad range of services, from primary care to surgery and specialty care, including the Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program and a comprehensive urology program.  The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.

 

GWTG Silver Award To Coral Gables For Heart Failure Care5/12/2009

CORAL GABLES, FLA -- Coral Gables Hospital has received Get  With The Guidelinestm Silver Performance Achievement Award in treating Heart Failure.

Coral Gables Hospital joined 518 other hospitals featured in an advertisement in the July 21st "America's Best Hospitals" issue of US News & World Report.

GWTG is a hospital based quality-improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for cardiac and stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. The program provides three modules that address coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. Currently more than 1,450 hospitals use one or more GWTG modules.

"The American Heart Association is pleased to recognize its top Get With The Guidelines participants," said Gregg C Fonarow, M.D., national chairman, Get With The Guidelines steering committee and director, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center.

The recognition signifies that Coral Gables has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85% compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

Under GWTG-HF, heart failure patients are started on aggressive risk reduction therapies such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, aspirin, diuretics, and anticoagulants in the hospital. They also receive alcohol/drug use and thyroid management counseling and referrals for cardiac rehabilitation before being discharged.

The aim of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program is to help hospitals like Coral Gables implement appropriate evidence-based guidelines for care and protocols that will reduce the number of deaths in these patients.

According to the American Heart Association, about 5 million people suffer from heart failure. Statistics also show the incidence of heart failure has not declined in two decades and each year more than 52,000 people will die of heart failure.

“Coral Gables Hospital is dedicated to making our care for heart failure patients among the best in the country, and implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines - HF program will help us accomplish this by making it easier for our professionals to improve the long-term outcome for these patients,” said Chief Executive Officer Jay Miranda.

GWTG-HF helps Coral Gables staff develop and implement acute and secondary prevention guideline processes. The program includes quality-improvement measures such as care maps, discharge protocols, standing orders and measurement tools.

This quick and efficient use of guideline tools will enable Coral Gables to improve the quality of care it provides heart failure patients, save lives and ultimately, reduce healthcare costs by lowering the recurrence of heart attacks.

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Coral Gables Leads Heart Walk10/22/2008

MIAMI, FL -- On Saturday, Oct. 11,  Coral Gables and the three other Miami-Dade Tenet hospitals, through Tenet Healthcare Foundation, were Presenting Sponsors of the American Heart Association's 2008 Start! Heart Walk.

Along with Coral Gables Hospital, participating hospitals were Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center and Palmetto General Hospital. 

As the Signature Sponsor, the Tenet Healthcare Foundation donated $75,000  to the American Heart Association.  Each hospital also raised additional funds. Many hospital employees joined Team Tenet as walkers to fight heart disease.

 At the event, the Mayors of Hialeah and Hialeah Gardens announced their plans to make their cities 2009 Heart Ready Cities.

CIGNA Quality Designations9/4/2008

CORAL GABLES, FLA -- Coral Gables Hospital announced that it has received three CIGNA quality designations.

These designations mean that the hospital has met rigorous quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice.

Coral Gables Hospital received the following designations: Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal, Total Hip Replacement and Total Abdominal Hysterectomy.

“We are pleased that our hospital has been recognized by CIGNA for the high quality care that we provide,” said Jay Miranda, chief executive officer of Coral Gables Hospital. “Our physicians and staff work very hard to provide quality patient care, and these designations are evidence of the high standard of care we deliver every day.”

The CIGNA designations are based on the hospital’s effectiveness in treating the selected condition or performing the procedure.

The designation measures and weighs complications, mortality and The Leapfrog Group Patient Safety Index.

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