Bob Kerrey appointed to Tenet Healthcare board

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Associated Press

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 3:02 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Less than a month after losing his bid to become U.S. senator for Nebraska, Bob Kerrey has been appointed to the board of hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Dallas-based Tenet announced Kerrey's appointment Friday in a news release.

Kerrey, a former Nebraska governor and two-term U.S. senator, joins the board as an independent director and will serve on the audit and compensation committees. He previously served on Tenet's board from March 2001 until March 2012.

He gave up that board position when he announced his candidacy for Nebraska's open U.S. Senate seat to replace retiring Sen. Ben Nelson. Kerrey, a Democrat, lost to Republican state Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine.

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