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Phoenix Baptist Hospital Surgical Services Nurse inducted into Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame

4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Paul Marstall Recognized for Compassion to Family with Only Minutes to Say Goodbye to a Loved One

PHOENIX (April 15, 2014) – Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced that Phoenix Baptist Hospital surgical services nurse Paul Marstall has been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Dallas, Texas earlier this month.

Marstall is recognized for his compassion and professionalism during one family’s difficult decision to remove a loved one from life support and donate her organs. The patient’s cardiac arrest created a time-sensitive situation in which the family had limited time to say goodbye so the transplant team could retrieve her organs. Marstall worked to make the patient’s final moments meaningful for the family, going beyond the medical definition of “care” by providing emotional support and guidance in a delicate situation. Due to his professional care, several patients received organ transplants from the patient’s donation.

“Our Tenet Hero inductees represent the best of who we are at Tenet and what we do as healthcare providers in the communities we serve,” said Trevor Fetter, president and chief executive officer of Tenet Healthcare. “Paul’s extraordinary character and dedication is an inspiration to us all.”

Marstall was one of seven employees inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame, Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s highest honor for employees. This year’s recipients were chosen from more than 130 nominations. Tenet Heroes are nominated by their hospital’s leadership team and selected based on their dedication to their patients, colleagues and communities. The Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional employees who demonstrate Tenet’s values of quality, integrity, service, innovation and transparency.

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 five acute care hospitals: Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; and one specialized cardiovascular hospital, Arizona Heart Hospital; with a combined 1,027 licensed beds. In addition, the system consists of North Peoria Emergency Center and West Valley Emergency Center; Phoenix Health Plans; School-Based Health Centers; and Abrazo Medical Group with 14 Valley locations.

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