Former Nebraska Governor appointed to Tenet Healthcare board of directors
By Tyler King
OMAHA, Nebraska: Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced on November 30, 2012, the appointment of Bob Kerrey to the board of hospital operator. Kerrey will join the board as an independent director and will serve on the audit and compensation committees. He previously served on the Tenet board from March 2001 until March 2012 when he announced his candidacy for Nebraska's open U.S. Senate seat.
Kerrey ran for election for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Ben Nelson. Kerrey defeated Larry Marvin, Steven P. Lustgarten and Sherman Yates in the May 15, 2012, Democratic primary but was defeated by Republican Deb Fischer in the November 6 general election. Russell Anderson (I) also ran in the general election.