Meet the 6 new members of Tenet's 'Heroes Hall of Fame'

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare on Oct. 18 inducted six new members across its hospital network into the Tenet Heroes 2018 Hall of Fame, which is Tenet's most prestigious honor for employees.

Starting in 2008, Tenet Healthcare has recognized about 1,400 employees as 'Heroes' since launching the initiative in 2008. Eighty-eight have been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame. The Tenet Heroes program celebrates people who go above and beyond their daily responsibilities to make a meaningful difference in their communities. Tenet Heroes are nominated by fellow colleagues and exemplify Tenet's core values of quality, integrity, service, innovation and transparency.

"Our 2018 Tenet Heroes have remarkable passion, commitment and courage — and their actions have set the example of how one person can change a community for the better," Ron Rittenmeyer, Tenet's executive chairman and CEO, said in a press release. "These six outstanding employees embody Tenet and our values, and we are so proud to have them on our team."

Here are Tenet's 2018 Hall of Fame inductees:

  • Millicent Alexander, a social worker at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, was recognized for working on the Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday program, which helps interrupt cycles of violence in younger populations in Detroit.
  • Michelle Hanzie, a respiratory care practitioner at Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., was recognized for donating her kidney to a 13-year-old-girl.
  • Keith McClure, RN, an assistant nursing manager at Saint Francis Hospital-– Memphis in Tennessee, was recognized for founding the nonprofit organization Merge Memphis, which provides food and clothing to the city's homeless population.
  • Robert W. Ready, RN, a associate chief nursing officer at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., was recognized for creating an opioid task force to educate the community about the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts.
  • Elizabeth Vernon, RN, a registered nurse at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., was recognized for leading six medical mission trips to Haiti.
  • Elizabeth Voyles, RN, a nurse coordinator for palliative care at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, was recognized for organizing a princess and superhero party for young patients in palliative care at the hospital for the past nine years.

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