Washington, DC 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: May 25, 2018
(Date of earliest event reported)
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1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1400
Dallas, Texas 75202
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(469) 893‑2200
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Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 25, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (the “Company”) increased its size from eight to 10 members and elected retired U.S. Army General Lloyd J. Austin, III and Meghan M. FitzGerald, DrPH, as independent members of the Board. General Austin was appointed to the Board’s Audit Committee and its Human Resources Committee. Ms. FitzGerald was appointed to the Quality, Compliance & Ethics Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

General Austin and Ms. FitzGerald will participate in the non-employee director compensation programs described under “Director Compensation” in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 30, 2018. There are no arrangements or understandings pursuant to which either of General Austin or Ms. FitzGerald was appointed to the Board, and neither General Austin nor Ms. FitzGerald is a party to any transaction with the Company reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933.

A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the director appointments is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits

99.1    Press Release issued May 29, 2018


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

By: /s/ Anthony Shoemaker                                
Anthony Shoemaker
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Date: May 29, 2018