Monday, October 17, 2011

Client News: Tenet Announces Des Peres Hospital Appoints New Hospital CEO

John A. Grah, FACHE
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) today announced that Des Peres Hospital has appointed John A. Grah as its chief executive officer, effective October 24, 2011.  Grah previously served as chief operating officer of Providence Memorial Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Providence in El Paso, TX.  As CEO, Grah will oversee strategic, operational and clinical activities for the 143-bed acute care hospital located in St. Louis, MO.
"During his tenure at Providence, John has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities and a true vision for growing the hospital," said Robert L. Smith, senior vice president of operations for Tenet's Central States Region. "His extensive experience in hospital operations will ensure Des Peres Hospital will continue to provide high-quality care to the patients in our community, and we are confident that he will be a strong addition to the leadership team."
Since Grah joined Tenet in 2009, he has overseen numerous expansion projects, including implementation of outpatient rehabilitation programs for Sierra Providence Health Network and establishing the first pediatric emergency department in El Paso.  In addition, he oversaw the successful acquisition of Insight Imaging in El Paso and Las Cruces, NM.
Prior to serving as chief operating officer at Providence, Grah served as managing principal with Chip Caldwell and Associattes, where he led a number of engagements with both individual hospitals and hospital systems.  He served as system vice president at Scripps Health and as chief excecutive officer of Scripps Chula Vista Hospital in California.  He also served as chief executive officer at several hospitals with the Appalachian Regional Healthcare, which is based in Lexington, KY.
Grah earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Saint Louis University. He also holds and executive juris doctorate degree from Concord Law School.  Grah is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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