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Doctors Hospital of Manteca Names Dr. Murali Naidu Chief Executive Officer

Jan 29, 2020
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Doctors Hospital of Manteca has appointed Murali Naidu, MD, FACS, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Effective Feb. 24, 2020, Dr. Naidu will assume responsibility for all hospital operations, executive planning and directing medical services.

“Dr. Naidu brings with him a fresh perspective and new energy to enhancing and expanding our healthcare delivery,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Tenet’s Northern California Group. “We value his strong commitment to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients in the Manteca community and surrounding areas.”

Dr. Naidu joins Doctors Hospital of Manteca from Managed Care Systems out of Bakersfield, Calif., where he serves as the chief physician executive. He played a pivotal role in supporting the on-boarding of 140,000 members and 750 physicians.

Dr. Naidu previously served as System Chief Clinical Officer at Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Va., and as Vice President of Perioperative Care for Dignity Health’s 39 hospitals.

Dr. Naidu earned his A.B. in Molecular & Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He is a laparoscopic surgeon who practiced for more than ten years prior to his full-time leadership roles.

He has served on the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics Advisory Board in Los Angeles, and the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Blue Skies for Children, a nonprofit childcare education center in Oakland that is committed to providing high-quality support to children and their families.

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