Tenet Healthcare Names Sutaria as COO
30 November 2018 - - US-based hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) has appointed Saumya Sutaria, M.D., as chief operating officer of the company, effective 6 January, the company said.

Eric Evans, president of Hospital Operations, will leave the company at the end of the year.

Sutaria most recently served as a senior partner at McKinsey and company, where he worked for 18 years and provided advisory support to many healthcare delivery systems in the United States and around the world.

In this newly created enterprise role, Sutaria will directly oversee Tenet's Hospital Operations business, which includes acute care hospitals, hospital-affiliated outpatient centers and employed physicians.

As chief operating officer, he will also work closely with Ron Rittenmeyer, Executive chairman and CEO, in focusing on continued operational improvement, integration and other strategic initiatives that impact the overall Tenet enterprise, including USPI and Conifer Health Solutions.

Sutaria will report to Rittenmeyer.

Sutaria worked for McKinsey and company for 18 years.

In his most recent position as a Senior Partner, he provided advisory support for hospitals, health systems, physicians groups, ambulatory care models, integrated delivery, and government-led delivery, while also working with institutional investors in healthcare.

His experience spans corporate and business-unit strategy, clinical operations effectiveness, M and A, clinical quality and patient-safety improvement, clinical IT strategy, purchasing and supply management, physician engagement, international growth and partnerships, and health-system reform.

Sutaria previously held an associate clinical faculty appointment at the University of California at San Francisco, where he also engaged in postgraduate training with a focus in internal medicine and cardiology.

Tenet also said it is reiterating its Outlook for 2018, as previously disclosed on November 5, 2018, and that it continues to expect Adjusted EBITDA growth of 3% to 5% in 2019.

For additional details, please see the company's press release and accompanying presentation dated November 5, 2018.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives.

Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities.

Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.