Sally A. Hurt-Deitch, RN, FACHE

Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services

Tenet Health

El Paso, TX

Sally Deitch serves as chief nursing officer (CNO) and vice president, patient care services for Tenet. She is accountable for professional nursing practice, education, and quality, patient experience and performance excellence for the entire system.

Along with the patient care services team, Sally helps ensure achievement of the highest possible standards of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and patient, physician and staff satisfaction. She has significant responsibility for process refinement and models of care, patient safety, and patient satisfaction, as well as for professional nursing practice, nursing strategic plan development and implementation, and care strategy alignment with all disciplines.

Prior to this, Sally served as Group CEO for Tenet’s El Paso and Rio Grande Valley hospitals, and CEO of The Hospitals of Providence (THOP), where she was responsible for the strategic, operational and clinical activities of the five-hospital system. Prior to serving as CEO for the system, she served as CEO for the system’s East Campus and COO for the market in 2008.

Prior to joining Tenet, Sally served as CEO of Oklahoma University Medical Center Edmond. Previously, she held multiple administrative positions with Hospital Corporation of America, including CNO and COO.

Sally earned a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Texas at El Paso, a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso.

She has been recognized with many awards, including being named one of healthcare’s 10 Women Leaders to Watch by Modern Healthcare, a recipient of the Corris Boyd Leadership Award by the American Federation of Hospitals, and a Distinguished Alumni by the University of Texas at El Paso – the first recipient of that honor from the College of Nursing. Sally also serves as president of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, as a member of the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas–El Paso Branch, as the chair-elect of the Texas Hospital Association, and is a Regent-at-Large of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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