United Surgical Partners International (USPI), a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC), today announced that Brett Brodnax, President and Chief Development Officer of USPI, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Brodnax, a 19-year veteran of USPI, succeeds Bill Wilcox, who will continue in his role as Chairman of USPI and as a Vice Chairman of Tenet Healthcare. Brodnax will report to Ron Rittenmeyer, Executive Chairman and CEO of Tenet Healthcare.
Wilcox said, Bretts appointment is well-deserved recognition of the great contributions and leadership he has provided to USPI during his nearly 20-year tenure. Among his many accomplishments, Brett helped to pioneer USPIs partnership strategy, which has significantly contributed to the growth of the company and earned him deep respect among prominent health systems and physicians across the country. He has also worked to instill a culture of top-notch quality and service, which has afforded us much success as an organization.
Rittenmeyer said, Brett has been a key driver in the evolution of USPI into the successful company it is today, and I am confident it will continue to thrive under his leadership. We are also extremely grateful to Bill, who has done an incredible job serving as CEO for more than 14 years, and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his guidance and contributions in his role as Vice Chairman of Tenet.
Brodnax said, Bill has been a true mentor and friend to me over the years and has skillfully led USPI with integrity and an unwavering focus on our mission. I am committed to continuing to build on Bills legacy, ensuring we stay true to our mission of treating each and every patient and their family members as if they were our own. Im excited to build upon USPIs history of delivering the highest quality care and service to the patients and communities we have the privilege of serving. USPI is a great company because of our people, our physicians and our health system partners, and I am honored to serve as CEO.
Brett Brodnax Biographical Information
Brodnax joined USPI in 1999 from Baylor Health Care System, after helping to establish a partnership among Baylor, USPI and local physicians. This three-way joint venture model has grown exponentially under Brodnax. During his tenure at the company, Brodnax has held a number of leadership positions, including serving as a Senior Vice President, an Executive Vice President and most recently as Chief Development Officer and President.
Brodnax graduated from Texas A&M University, where he received his bachelors and masters degrees in industrial engineering. He also received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Texas at Dallas.
United Surgical Partners International is an ambulatory healthcare provider serving approximately 2.5 million patients a year in collaboration with over 9,000 physicians and over 50 prominent health system partners nationwide. The company, which is a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, currently operates more than 280 surgical facilities, more than 100 urgent care centers and 24 imaging centers. For more information, please visit www.uspi.com.
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