Tenet Operated Doctors Medical Center Appoints New CEO


Jay Krishnaswamy, who has more than 20 years of experience in health care administration, joins the Modesto, Calif., facility to lead the hospital.

Doctors Medical Center announced today that Jay Krishnaswamy will return to the facility to serve as CEO.

He succeeds Warren Kirk, who now serves as CEO of Tenet Healthcare’s Northern California group, which includes Doctors Medical Center, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community Hospital.

“Jay has extensive experience in healthcare administration and has worked at Tenet Healthcare for 20 years. With our hospital’s expertise in providing a superior level of care to our patients, Jay will work closely with our partner hospitals to help us expand the care we provide as a market,” Kirk said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to grow within our community and expanding the services we provide.”

In his new role, Krishnaswamy will oversee the operations of Doctors Medical, a facility operated by Tenet Healthcare located in Modesto, California. He will lead the executive planning and direction of medical services for the 394-bed comprehensive care hospital.

Krishnaswamy joins Tenet’s Dallas headquarters, where he has served as vice president of hospital operations since 2020.

Krishnaswamy has held several leadership positions at hospitals operated by Tenet, including Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis and Baylor Scott and White Medical Center (formerly Doctors Hospital of White Rock Lake). From 2004 to 2008, he served as associate administrator at Doctors Medical Center, and prior to that, he served as the hospital’s director of quality from 2002 to 2004.

“I am thrilled to be back in Modesto at Doctors Medical Center,” Krishnaswamy told HealthLeaders. “I look forward to partnering with our physicians, colleagues and community leaders to continue to enhance the legacy of excellent care we have provided to our community for over 60 years.”

Last month, Doctors Medical Center was recognized as a high performing hospital by US News and World Report. The facility received high marks for its treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke.

The hospital also celebrated 60 years of service to Central Valley and surrounding communities in Modesto, California. During a celebration for the occasion at the hospital, Tenet CEO Saum Sutaria, MD took the time to thank the staff for their work during the pandemic.

“The work you have done has unquestionably saved lives. It is a remarkable thing that this organization has come together and set aside its own issues and fears to care for this community in the midst of this pandemic,” did he declare. . “I offer you my most sincere thanks.”


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