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Abrazo Health Announces New Chief Executive Officer

5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 19, 2014) – Michele Finney has been named chief executive officer of Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona with six hospitals and a network of primary care and specialty clinics.

“Michele Finney is an accomplished healthcare leader who brings deep experience in running integrated health networks in our California operations to Abrazo Health, said Jeff Koury, chief executive officer of Tenet Healthcare’s Western Region. “We are very pleased that she will lead the direction, strategy and operations for Abrazo Health and continue our mission to provide the highest quality of care for residents throughout the region,” said Koury.

Prior to joining Abrazo, Finney served for 14 years as the chief executive officer at Los Alamitos Medical Center, a 167-bed acute care hospital with five affiliated outpatient facilities in California. Under her leadership, that medical center expanded its services to include urgent care centers, primary care and specialty physician foundation practices, as well as a residency training program. Abrazo and Los Alamitos are part of Tenet Healthcare, a national, diversified health network of hospitals, outpatient centers, health plans and hospital business services. Finney has been with Tenet for 36 years.

“I am very excited to join the outstanding leadership team at Abrazo Health,” said Finney. “I look forward to working with our doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers to further Abrazo’s commitment to providing high quality, patient-focused healthcare to Arizona communities.”

Finney earned an Executive Master of Business Administration at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. and a Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare administration at the University of LaVerne in Calif.

[Editor’s note: A high resolution photo of Finney is available on request by emailing mediarelations@tenethealth.com]

About Abrazo Health
As the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, Abrazo Health is committed to providing excellent medical care to the residents of Maricopa County. The Abrazo system includes six acute care hospitals: Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital, West Valley Hospital; and one specialized cardiovascular hospital, Arizona Heart Hospital; with a combined 1,027 licensed beds. In addition, the system consists of two emergency centers: North Peoria Emergency Center and West Valley Emergency Center; Abrazo Medical Group with 14 Valley locations; School-Based Health Centers; and Phoenix Health Plans. Visit www.abrazohealth.com for more information.

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