Tenet Healthcare Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC), and Tenet’s Central Region announced today that they have awarded $57,000 in one-year college scholarships to 27 children of hospital and regional employees in the Tenet Central Region, which includes Texas, Missouri and Tennessee. The Children of Tenet Employees Scholarship Program is designed to assist children of Tenet employees pursue higher education.
Among the 2007 scholarship recipients was Kristin Murray, the daughter of Mary Murray of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital in northwest Houston. Kristin plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
“Tenet Healthcare Foundation is delighted to assist the children of our employees achieve their goals of higher education,” said Maria Martineau Plankinton, director of the Tenet Healthcare Foundation. “We see these scholarships as an investment in the future and as an acknowledgement of all that these students have already accomplished. Congratulations to all of the recipients for this outstanding achievement.”
This year, the Tenet Healthcare Foundation awarded $264,000 through the Children of Tenet Employees Scholarship program to 125 deserving children of Tenet employees across the country.
These scholarships are awarded each year for full-time undergraduate study at any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Winners are chosen based on academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, goals and aspirations stated on the application, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal.
The program is administered for Tenet by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America in compliance with state and federal guidelines regulating scholarship awards by corporate foundations. About Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
Cy-Fair Regional Health Network, a part of Tenet’s Central Region, is a locally focused health network developed by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and designed to improve access to primary care services in underserved areas of the Cy-Fair area of northwest Houston. The network currently comprises Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, a 180-bed acute care hospital located at 10655 Steepletop Drive; Cy-Fair Medical Partners, a physician network that includes four convenient clinics and seven primary care physicians in outlying communities surrounding the hospital; Cypress Fairbanks Urgent Care Center, a minor emergency care facility located at 9110 Barker Cypress; and Cy-Fair Professional Building, a new medical office building currently under construction and slated for completion in fall 2007. Cy-Fair Regional Health Network is committed to providing northwest Houston families with the same quality health care found at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center. To learn more about Cy-Fair Regional Health Network, please visit http://www.cyfairregionalhealthnetwork.com/. To learn more about Cy-Fair Medical Partners, please visit http://www.cyfairmedicalpartners.com/.
About Tenet Healthcare Foundation
Tenet Healthcare Foundation is a charitable foundation sponsored by Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Endowed by Tenet, the Foundation, directs most of its grants to help unmet health care needs in the communities served by facilities owned by Tenet subsidiaries. The Foundation also provides grants to various educational, social services, civic and humanities-supporting organizations nationwide.
About Tenet’s Central Region
Tenet Central Region, part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC), comprises 16 acute care hospitals in Missouri, Tennessee and Texas with approximately 4,293 beds and numerous related health care services. Tenet’s hospitals aim to provide the best possible care to every patient who comes through their doors, with a clear focus on quality and service. Tenet can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.tenethealth.com/.