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Doctors Hospital announces new CEO
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Eleze Armstrong

Doctors Hospital of Manteca has a new Chief Executive Officer.

Eleze Armstrong was named to the top administrative post, DHM announced on Friday.

She will assume all responsibilities, from hospital operations and executive planning to directing medical services effective Jan. 3.

Armstrong will take over from current CEO Murali Naidu, who will move over to Emanuel Medical Center, a sister facility of DHM located in Turlock. He’ll be the CEO at both hospitals until Armstrong’s start date come next month.

Naidu was at Thursday’s Hospice of San Joaquin Tree Lighting Ceremony, acknowledging those in attendance while praising the efforts of hospice care. This was the 28th year of DHM partnering with Hospice of San Joaquin for this special holiday event, he noted.

As for Armstrong.

“Eleze is an accomplished healthcare executive with excellent hospital leadership,” Warren Kirk, who is the CEO of Tenet’s Northern California Group, said in a press release. “She will be an outstanding addition to our team and will help us build upon the great work already in place at DHM for our patients and community.”

Armstrong previously worked at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, a sister hospital of DHM locate in San Luis Obispo.  She was Chief Operating Officer there since 2018.

She also served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton. Armstrong began there – the Twin Cities facility is another sister hospital of DHM – in 2010 as Director of Imaging and Cardiovascular Services, and then moved on to the role of Market Director of Neuroscience Services.

She’s a graduate of the Tenet Leadership Academy, having received her degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Ottawa in Kansas, and earning her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Grand Canyon University in Arizona.

In addition, Armstrong is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.