Emanuel Medical Center Names Dr. Murali Naidu Chief Executive Officer

Nov 17, 2021

Turlock, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2021 – Emanuel Medical Center has appointed Murali Naidu, MD, FACS, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Dr. Murali NaiduEffective Nov. 15, 2021, Dr. Naidu assumed responsibility for all hospital operations, executive planning and directing medical services.

“As a physician CEO, Dr. Naidu is dedicated to prioritizing the patient experience and making sure we provide excellent care for each person who walks through our doors,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Tenet’s Northern California Group. “I am confident that Emanuel will continue to grow under his leadership to serve the needs of our patients in Turlock and surrounding communities.”

Dr. Naidu joins Emanuel Medical Center from Doctors Hospital of Manteca, our sister hospital in Manteca, where he has served as CEO since early 2020. Until a permanent CEO replacement is announced for DHM, Dr. Naidu will serve as CEO of both hospitals in the interim.

Prior to joining Tenet, Dr. Naidu served as the chief physician executive at Managed Care Systems out of Bakersfield, Calif. He played a pivotal role in supporting the on-boarding of 140,000 members and 750 physicians.

Dr. Naidu earned his B.A. 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.

Dr. Naidu currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Head-Royce School, an independent K-12 school in Oakland that is committed to providing high-quality education to children and their families.

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