Tenet to explore sale of its Conifer unit

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Tenet Healthcare Corp said on Tuesday it would explore a sale of its Conifer unit, and increase the size of its plan to cut costs by $100 million by the end of next year.

The hospital operator said it now expects total cost cuts of $250 million by the end of 2018.

The company's Conifer unit provides technology and financial services to hospitals and health care companies. (Reporting by Divya Grover in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)