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New Chief Executive Officer At Emanuel Medical Center
Dr. Murali Naidu

Emanuel Medical Center has appointed Murali Naidu, MD, FACS, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Dr. Naidu assumed responsibility for all hospital operations, executive planning and directing medical services as of mid-November.

“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, its 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, California. 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 and 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 10 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.

Emanuel Medical Center is a 209-bed acute care hospital in Turlock. The hospital provides emergency, critical care, pediatric and cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s health services and surgical services. To search for a doctor by specialty or location, call (833) 239-8158 or visit