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Tenet Announces $67 Million Expansion at Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso, Texas

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tenet Announces $67 Million Expansion at Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso, Texas09:00 EDT Wednesday, September 12, 2012 DALLAS (Business Wire) -- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced a $67 million investment in Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, that will further the hospital's mission to provide high-quality care to the eastside community. The project includes the construction of a four-story tower and the expansion of the hospital's existing patient tower and emergency department, totaling more than 145,000 square feet. “We are excited to be expanding our hospital after only four years,” said Sally Hurt, chief executive officer of Sierra Providence East Medical Center. “Since we opened our doors in 2008, an increasing number of patients have trusted us with their medical needs. We are proud to be a provider of choice and we look forward to increasing our capacity of care, enhancing our services and bringing new jobs to our community.” The primary focus of the expansion will be the new four-story tower that will add 30 surgical beds and 30 medical beds. The project includes the addition of a 12-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit and will increase the emergency department capacity from 21 beds to 31 beds. The construction will also expand the cafeteria, add classrooms for community education and relocate the administrative offices. “This expansion is a testament to Tenet's continued commitment to serve the health care needs of the El Paso community,” said Tim Adams, senior vice president of operations for Tenet's Central States region. “The tower and associated developments will enhance the hospitals' ability to grow alongside its patient base while offering comprehensive care under one roof.” Construction is slated to begin in December 2012 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading health care services company, through its subsidiaries operates 49 hospitals, over 100 free-standing outpatient centers and Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions for health care providers serving nearly 400 hospital and health care entities nationwide. 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 www.tenethealth.com. 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, 2011, 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.Tenet Healthcare CorporationMedia:Rick Black, 469-893-2647Rick.Black@tenethealth.comorInvestors:Thomas Rice, 469-893-2522Thomas.Rice@tenethealth.com