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Doctors Hospital of Manteca hires new chief executive officer

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POSTED September 27, 2012 11:11 p.m.

Doctors Hospital of Manteca has appointed Nicholas R. Tejeda as its Chief Executive Officer.  As CEO, Tejeda will oversee strategic, operational and clinical activities for the 73-bed acute care hospital.

“Nicholas is an outstanding leader with an unquenchable desire for excellence,” said Jeffrey Koury, Senior Vice President of Operations for Tenet’s California region. “I am confident that his leadership skills, relationship-building acumen and passion for clinical care will make him an invaluable asset to Doctors Hospital of Manteca and the surrounding community.”

Tejeda previously served as chief operating officer of Tenet’s Twin Cities Community Hospital.  During his tenure at the 122-bed hospital, Tejeda assisted in the acquisition and initial operations of the hospital’s first urgent care center and led the development of a teleneurology program and an emergency medicine program aimed at serving the community’s growing elderly population.

Prior to joining Tenet, Tejeda served as vice president, hospital and ambulatory operations at Saint Mary’s Health Network in Reno, Nev.  He also has worked at Catholic Healthcare West, a not-for-profit health system in California, Via Christi Health Systems, a Catholic Health System in Kansas, and KeyCentrix, a provider of pharmacy management software in San Francisco, California.

Tejeda holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan., and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.  He is president of the National Forum of Latino Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and was recognized by Modern Healthcare as an “Up and Comer” in 2011.

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is part of Tenet California.  Doctors Hospital of Manteca opened its doors in 1962 as a 28-bed, 41 employee, nine physician rural community hospital in the heart of California’s Central Valley.  Over the years, the hospital expanded services to keep pace with the needs of a rapidly growing community. 

A multi-million dollar addition and upgrade construction project increased the hospital’s capacity to 73 beds.  One of the largest businesses in the community, Doctors Hospital now has more than 375 employees and a medical staff of 160 physicians.  While maintaining small-town comfort, Doctors Hospital of Manteca offers many advanced services.  Private patient rooms, expanded and enhanced imaging services, emergency, pharmacy, ICU/CCU and obstetrical services are designed for the care and comfort of our patients.

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Doctors Hospital of Manteca, visit our website, www.doctorsmanteca.com.

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