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Micheletti leaves Emanuel Medical Center
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Tenet Healthcare announced that Sue Micheletti (seen here speaking at the 2016 Turlock Womens Leadership Round Table event) has left the position of chief executive officer at Emanuel Medical Center. - photo by Journal file photo

Emanuel Medical Center will be searching for a new chief executive officer and chief nursing officer after Tenet Healthcare announced the departure of the two hospital leaders on Friday.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s Northern California Group CEO Warren Kirk sent a memo out on Friday to hospital staff announcing the departure of Sue Micheletti and Sony Sidhu. The memo did not state a reason for the departure, stating only that the two would no longer be with the organization and thanked them for their work.

“We want to thank Sue for the pivotal role she played in bringing EMC into the Tenet family and to recognize Sue and Sony for their dedication to the hospital,” the memo stated.

Micheletti took over as CEO at Emanuel in 2014 when the hospital was purchased by Tenet Healthcare and has been an active member of the Turlock community. She was instrumental in bringing the women’s heart heath event Glow Red to town, as well as serving on the board of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, she participated in and won the Dancing with the Turlock Stars, raising nearly $29,000 for local charities along the way and was an inaugural panelist at the Turlock Women’s Leadership Round Table event.

Sidhu’s LinkedIn page states she has been with Emanuel Medical Center since 2008, most recently serving as the chief nursing officer. She graduated California State University, Stanislaus and earned her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.

Tenet Healthcare has appointed Lani Dickinson to serve as the interim CEO at Emanuel, as well as the acting chief nursing officer.

A nurse by training, Dickinson most recently served as the chief nursing executive of Tenet’s former Western Region from 2015 to 2017. Prior to this, she served as the chief operating officer at Lakewood Regional Medical Center and spent many years at Doctors Hospital of Modesto serving in various leadership roles including CNO, director of clinical quality improvement, director of patient care services and in several nursing roles.