Doctors Medical Center Employees Recognized as Tenet Heroes

Apr 7, 2021

Special honor is part of Tenet Healthcare’s annual recognition program

Modesto, Calif. – April 7, 2021 – Doctors Medical Center is proud to announce that Susan Ybarra, RN, NCCU Shift Manager, and Ricky Villavicencio, RN, Clinical Operations Coordinator, have been honored by Tenet Healthcare as part of its annual recognition program. Susan and Ricky have been named “Tenet Heroes” for their incredible contributions in 2020.

DMC Modesto Tenet HeroesThe Tenet Heroes program celebrates individuals who make a meaningful impact within their respective communities that goes above and beyond their daily job responsibilities. Nominated by fellow colleagues, Tenet Heroes exemplify the company’s core values and key tenets of its Community Built on Care.

Susan was recognized as a Tenet Hero because of her amazing efforts introducing Honor Walks at Doctors Medical Center to honor organ donors and provide closure for their loved ones and their care teams. Ricky was designated as the hospital’s ECMO program lead and after ten months of planning, training and preparation, Doctors Medical Center launched its life-saving ECMO program.

“Susan and Ricky have both inspired us through their actions to make a positive and meaningful difference in our community,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center. “We are grateful for Susan and Ricky’s efforts, selfless nature and commitment to compassionate care particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are proud to work alongside both of them.”

Each year, a smaller group of nominees are inducted into the Tenet Heroes’ Hall of Fame, the company’s most prestigious honor for employees. In addition to being recognized as a Tenet Hero, Susan was also selected as a Hall of Fame winner. This year, a total of 24 individuals across the country were named to the Hall of Fame.

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