Circle of Excellence 2009 
Thursday, 30 April 2009 

TEMPLETON, Calif. – Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced today that Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, Calif., has been named to the company’s 2009 Circle of Excellence.              

The Circle of Excellence honors Tenet hospitals that have achieved the highest levels of quality, service and operational performance.  Key metrics used to evaluate the hospitals were patient, physician and employee satisfaction scores, clinical quality and financial performance.              

“The hard work, determination and commitment of the employees at Twin Cities Community Hospital made 2008 a great year for the hospital,” said Stephen L. Newman, M.D., Tenet’s chief operating officer.  “I’m proud of everything that they’ve accomplished and am thrilled to honor them with Tenet’s Circle of Excellence Award.”  

Rick Lyons, chief executive officer of Twin Cities Community Hospital, added, “Our hospital had a phenomenal year, and it’s surely because of our nurses, physicians and staff that we received this honor.  It’s their dedication to providing high-quality care to our community that makes Twin Cities Community Hospital what it is today.”  

About Twin Cities Community Hospital
Twin Cities Community Hospital, part of Tenet California, is an 114-bed acute care hospital located at 1100 Las Tablas Road in Templeton.  Since opening in 1977, Twin Cities has provided personalized quality patient care as the cornerstone of its operating philosophy.  Twin Cities’ new patient tower, opened in fall 2007, provides 30 new private rooms for obstetrics, intensive and telemetry care patients, and 23 ER suites, including three trauma rooms.  Twin Cities Community Hospital provides a broad range of medical, surgical and outpatient care.  Working closely with affiliated physicians, Twin Cities places special emphasis on clinical services important to local residents, including hip and knee replacement, surgical care, stroke intervention, emergency care and maternal child services.   Twin Cities and its sister facility Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center together employ more than 1,700 local residents, making Tenet the second largest private employer in San Luis Obispo County.  More than 115 active medical staff members practice at Twin Cities and 160 local residents volunteer at the hospital.  The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Twin Cities, visit  

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’s hospitals and related health care facilities are committed to providing high quality care to patients in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

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