Tenet Healthcare Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC), and Tenet’s Central States Region announced today that they have awarded one-year college scholarships to 44 children of hospital and regional employees in the states of Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Tenet Healthcare Corporation headquarters in Dallas. In total for 2008, the Tenet Healthcare Foundation awarded $300,000 to 157 deserving students across the country through the Scholarship program which is designed to assist children of Tenet employees pursuing higher education.
For Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, the 2008 scholarship recipients, their parents and schools are:
Brian Hutson, son of Colleen Hutson, Texas A&M University
Lucas Novick, son of Gayle Novick, New York University
“Our Foundation sees these scholarships as an investment in the future,” said Maria Martineau Plankinton, director of the Tenet Healthcare Foundation. “We are delighted to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of these students and to help in their pursuit of higher education. The entire organization wishes each of them congratulations and the best of luck next semester.”
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.
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.
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.