Wednesday, June 7

Tenet CFO Daniel Cancelmi to retire at end of 2023

Tenet Healthcare Chief Financial Officer Daniel Cancelmi will retire at the end of the year, the for-profit health system announced Thursday.

Cancelmi joined Tenet about 30 years ago and became CFO in 2012. The Dallas-based health system is conducting a nationwide search for its next CFO, whom ​​​​​​Cancelmi will mentor during a transition period. The company did not respond to requests for more details on Cancelmi’s departure.

Tenet announced additional leadership changes in its hospital segment, the ambulatory care operation United Surgical Partners International and revenue cycle subsidiary Conifer Health Solutions. Most notably, Conifer Health Solutions President and CEO Roger Davis will retire at the end of the first quarter, followed by United Surgical Partners International President and CEO Brett Brodnax’s retirement at the end of the year.

The health system also revealed some preliminary financial results from last year. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization are expected slightly exceed the $3.425 billion outlook the company provided investors in its third-quarter earnings report. Tenet is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Feb. 9.

“Normally, when companies announce a management change, pre-releasing [earnings data] is a good way to give investors confidence that things are fine despite the management change,” said Brian Tanquilut, healthcare equity analyst at Jefferies.

Matt Wolf, senior healthcare analyst at RSM, said more health systems are likely to release earnings data early amid a challenging economic environment.

Tenet’s net income for the first nine months of 2022 rose nearly 2% to $538 million, once adjusted to exclude restructuring and acquisition-related charges, litigation costs and early recall on debt, the company reported in October. Including those expenses, net income declined more than 50% to $309 million.

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