TEXT-S&P reinstates Tenet notes 'B+' rating

Tue Oct 9, 2012 3:04pm EDT

Oct 9 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today corrected an error by
reinstating its 'B+' issue-level rating and '2' recovery rating on Tenet
Healthcare Corp.'s $1 billion 8.875% senior secured notes due 2019. The
ratings were withdrawn due to an administrative error.

(For the corporate credit rating rationale, see our research update on Tenet 
Healthcare, published Oct. 1, 2012.)

     -- Methodology: Business Risk/Financial Risk Matrix Expanded, Sept. 18, 
     -- Liquidity Descriptors For Global Corporate Issuers, Sept. 28, 2011
     -- Use Of CreditWatch And Outlooks, Sept. 14, 2009
     -- Criteria Guidelines For Recovery Ratings, Aug. 10, 2009
     -- Standard & Poor's Revises Its Approach To Rating Speculative-Grade 
Credits, May 13, 2008
     -- 2008 Corporate Criteria: Analytical Methodology, April 15, 2008
     -- 2008 Corporate Criteria: Rating Each Issue, April 15, 2008
     -- 2008 Corporate Criteria: Ratios And Adjustments, April 15, 2008

Complete ratings information is available to subscribers of RatingsDirect on 
the Global Credit Portal at www.globalcreditportal.com. All ratings affected 
by this rating action can be found on Standard & Poor's public Web site at 
www.standardandpoors.com. Use the Ratings search box located in the left 

 (New York Ratings Team)