Good Samaritan announced today that Mayda Loveland Tress, registered nurse and unit shift manager, has been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame, Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s highest honor for employees.

When Tress lost her niece to breast cancer, she turned her grief into a gift of service – something her niece, Kelly, would have appreciated. Tress joined forces with World Help, a humanitarian organization, to raise funds for and build a 50-bed home, called “Kelly’s House,” in Guatemala. The house is designed to support special needs children and is Tress’ way of honoring her niece’s passion for caring for underserved people in other countries.

Mayda Loveland Tress, 2016 Tenet Hero Hall of Fame Inductee [3:49]

Mayda Loveland Tress & BoyTress became a devoted medical mission volunteer ― treating hundreds of people who had little or no medical care previously. She sponsors nine children in Guatemala and two in Uganda. On her last trip to Guatemala, she presented all nine with new bikes. She has also supported deep-well construction to provide clean, fresh water to deserving families in the area.

“Our Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame inductees demonstrate our commitment to patients and the communities we serve,” said Eric Evans, Tenet’s president of hospital operations. “Mayda’s dedication to providing care and making a difference in the lives of others far beyond her role at the hospital is truly inspirational.”

Tenet Heroes are nominated by their hospital’s leadership teams and selected based on their dedication to their patients, colleagues and communities. Tress was one of 10 employees inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame. This year’s recipients were chosen from more than 130 submissions. The award recognizes exceptional employees who best embody Tenet’s core values – Quality, Integrity, Service, Innovation and Transparency.

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