Tenet Operated Doctors Medical Center Appoints New CEO

Jay Krishnaswamy, who has over 20 years of healthcare administration experience, re-joins the Modesto, California-based 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 the 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 been with Tenet Healthcare for 20 years. With our hospital’s expertise in providing a higher level of care for our patients, Jay will be working closely with our sister hospitals to help us broaden 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 Tenet Healthcare operated facility located in Modesto, California. He will lead the executive planning and directing of medical services for the 394-bed, full-care hospital.

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

Krishnaswamy has served in several executive roles within Tenet operated hospitals, including Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Baylor Scott and White Medical Center (formerly Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake). From 2004 to 2008 he served as associate administrator at Doctors Medical Center, and prior to that, he was the hospital’s chief quality officer 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 more than 60 years.”

Last month, Doctors Medical Center was recognized as a high performing hospital by US News and World Report. The facility received high ratings for its treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart attack, 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 staff for their work during the pandemic.

“The work you have done unquestionably has saved lives. It is a remarkable thing the way in which this organization has come together and put aside their own issues and own fears to take care of this community in the midst of this pandemic,” he said . “I offer my sincerest thank you.”

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