Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced on Nov. 28 that it has appointed Saumya “Saum” Sutaria, senior partner of the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., to fill the new post of chief operating officer. He replaces President of Hospital Operations J. Eric Evans as the lead executive in charge of Tenet’s acute care hospitals, outpatient centers and the network of employed physicians.
Sutaria will join the company on Jan. 6 and will report to Tenet’s Executive Chairman and CEO Ronald Rittenmeyer.
This change in leadership follows the appointment of Rittenmeyer to the top position at the Fortune 500 operator of acute care hospitals and related healthcare businesses in August 2017. In Tenet’s press release, Rittenmeyer commented that this change is consistent with Tenet’s goal of creating a “flatter organization” while the company reiterated its financial outlook for the coming financial year, targeting to grow three to five percent.