Tenet Healthcare Appoints Former U.S. Senator to Board of Directors

Blunt will serve as a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee. The company said that his appointment expands the board to 12 directors, 11 of whom are independent members.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. of Dallas announced that former U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has been appointed to the Tenet board of directors.

Blunt will serve as a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee. The company said that his appointment expands the board to 12 directors, 11 of whom are independent members.

“We are pleased to welcome Senator Roy Blunt as a new board member,” Tenet CEO Saum Sutaria, M.D., said in a statement. “With more than 25 years of legislative experience, Roy’s expertise in public policy and addressing cross-cutting issues will be invaluable to helping Tenet make a lasting, positive impact on the communities we serve while also increasing long-term value for our shareholders.”

In July, it was announced that Blunt was appointed as a member of Dallas-based Southwest Airlines’ board of directors.

Blunt is currently the chairman of the Leadership Advisory Strategies group at Husch Blackwell Strategies. He also is an executive fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D. C., and chairs the advisory board of the National Geospatial Agency of the U.S. Government.

Blunt was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 and U.S. Senate in 2010, consistently demonstrating his commitment to serving the public with unwavering integrity and purpose, the company said. Throughout his career, he has spearheaded major legislative achievements in healthcare and other highly regulated industries, with a commitment to medical research and discovery.

Congressional committee appointments and earlier roles

Blunt served on committees in Congress, including as chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Blunt was chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, underscoring his focus on healthcare and health research.

During his eight years on the subcommittee, Blunt focused resources and awareness on critical issues, including increasing funding for medical research centers and Alzheimer’s disease research, Tenet said.

Before his time in Congress, Blunt was a history teacher, county official, and Missouri’s Secretary of State. He also served four years as the president of Southwest Baptist University.

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