HSS, Tenet and USPI Announce Agreement to Open Orthopedic Care Facility in West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, FL—January 5, 2018

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Tenet Healthcare Corporation ("Tenet") (NYSE:THC) and United Surgical Partners International (USPI), a Tenet subsidiary, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a joint partnership to create an orthopedic care center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Located in a new building to be constructed in West Palm Beach adjacent to Tenet’s Good Samaritan Hospital, the new center will offer outpatient orthopedic care including diagnostics services, ambulatory surgery, rehabilitation, and sports performance programs. The facility will be staffed by HSS physicians, some of whom also will continue to serve at the HSS main campus in New York City.

"Many Florida residents travel to HSS in New York for the highest quality musculoskeletal care," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS. "We are delighted to be making that same top quality care more convenient to communities in South Florida where quality of life is so highly prized."

"There is a natural synergy between HSS, the world’s leading academic medical center for musculoskeletal health, USPI, a top-tier ambulatory surgery provider, and Tenet’s overall commitment to developing exceptional, differentiated service lines that enable patients to live healthier lives," said Ron Rittenmeyer, executive chairman and CEO of Tenet Healthcare. "Being able to leverage the knowledge and expertise at HSS in the care of orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions will enable us to create a new center of excellence for our patients."

About Tenet Healthcare
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with nearly 130,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans. For more information, please visit www.tenethealth.com.

About United Surgical Partners International
United Surgical Partners International, Inc. (USPI) is an ambulatory healthcare provider serving more than 2.5 million patients each year and partnering with over 50 not-for-profit  health systems nationwide to deliver top tier care to their patients and to help grow their capabilities in the markets they serve. The company, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare, currently operates more than 265 ambulatory surgery facilities, 95 urgent care centers and 23 imaging centers. For more information, please visit www.uspi.com.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. HSS has locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.


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