Tuesday, June 19, 2018


St. Joseph Hoag Health Names Tarek A. Salaway as Chief Operating Officer of Mission Hospital




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 St. Joseph Hoag Health Names Tarek A. Salaway as Chief Operating Officer of Mission Hospital

MISSION VIEJO, CA, March 8, 2016 Mission Hospital, part of the St. Joseph Hoag Health network of care, today announced that Tarek A. Salaway, MHA, MPH, MA, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Mission Hospital, one of seven not-for-profit hospitals operated by the health system.


In his new position, Salaway will be responsible for maximizing the operational performance of Mission Hospital’s campuses in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach as well as its off-site locations, including inpatient and outpatient centers and associated services. He will play a key role in developing the hospital’s strategic direction and optimizing the market presence of the hospital in the Orange County region. Salaway will oversee a wide range of clinical and ancillary programs that are core to Mission Hospital, and he will also be responsible for identifying and developing opportunities for growth.


The chief operating officer plays an extremely important executive role in the success of Mission Hospital. Having a proven leader like Tarek Salaway in that role fortifies our more than 40-year-old ministry and strengthens our ability to provide our communities with access to advanced, integrated care in the years to come,” said Richard Afable, MD, interim CEO of Mission Hospital and President and CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health, the Southern California region of St. Joseph Health. St. Joseph Hoag Health, of which Mission Hospital is a vital part, is committed to transforming the delivery of care through innovations that foster ever higher quality, access, and efficiency,Dr. Afable continued. Mr. Salaway provides Mission Hospital with senior-level experience and talent to implement its goals in all aspects of our operations.


I am truly honored for the opportunity to join the Mission Hospital leadership team, said Salaway. Mission Hospital, like many hospitals in Southern California, operates in a changing and intensely competitive market. I look forward to developing our clinical programs and mobilizing our stakeholders to be best positioned to respond to the market and deliver high quality results for patients and their families.

Salaway comes to Mission Hospital after serving as the chief operating officer at Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California (USC), which includes Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. His experience in the health care clinical operations and business management spans more than 20 years and includes progressively responsible leadership positions at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Providence Health & Services.


Salaway completed his Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree at the University of Washington. He earned his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, with an emphasis in epidemiology  and health services, and his Master of Arts in international relations, at the University of Washington. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and French literature from the University of California, San Diego. Salaway, a native of Southern California, resides in Aliso Viejo.


About Mission Hospital


As a part of the St. Joseph Hoag Health network of care, Mission Hospital was founded in Mission Viejo in 1971 and has since grown to a two-campus facility with 552 beds and approximately 2,500 employees. Mission Hospital, a ministry of St. Joseph Health, has been serving the greater needs of the community for more than 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is an acute care, full- service facility providing advanced health care services and diagnostic care to south Orange County and is the only designated trauma center in South Orange County. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach (MHLB) provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services. Mission Hospital offers specialty care in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, women’s services, urology, behavioral health, head and neck and other key specialties. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 48-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital for more than two decades. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Mission Hospital has received numerous awards and recognition for its high quality of care. For more information, visit www.mission4health.com.

Community Partnerships: Bringing Health and Wellness to Where We Live and Work

By Annette Walker, Executive Vice President, Strategic Services at St. Joseph Hoag Health

Keeping people – and communities – healthy means more than treating illness and injury. It means partnering with people before they get sick and making it easy and convenient for them to exercise, get preventive care like vaccines and screenings and learn how to eat right.

But in today's fast-paced lifestyle, a lifestyle where we're eating breakfast in the car and checking emails at night on our phones, our health sometimes takes a back seat. But what's the solution? Health and wellness professionals need to meet people where they live and work.

One way we are addressing this at St. Joseph Hoag Health is through our Wellness Corners which are located in neighborhood and office settings. This is helping local employees and residents get their screenings, making them healthier than ever because health care services are available within steps of their offices and front doors.

Offering basic medical care, the Wellness Corner focus on services that help to improve our overall health and wellness and prevent chronic conditions through lifestyle management programs. Members of the local workforce and residential community can stop by to get a flu shot, review his lab test results to ensure that his cholesterol levels have gone down (due to a new healthy eating routine) and attend a seminar about the benefits of mindful meditation.

Our centers located at Four Park Plaza at Jamboree Center, the Park Place business community and The Village at Irvine Spectrum neighborhood are emerging as successful clinics that empower people to take control of their health to prevent illnesses and increase their well-being. We are planning to open additional locations throughout Orange County soon, each with the goal to make healthy living for our family, friends and neighbors more convenient, flexible and accessible.

By making access to health care and wellness programs convenient, we can help people manage their health and ward off illness. This is the health care model of the present and of the future.

Annette Walker is executive vice president, strategic services for St. Joseph Hoag Health where she is responsible for the strategy, business development, marketing and communications. She works directly with senior executives and physicians to develop, support and implement the strategic objectives and competitive positioning of the health ministry. For additional information about the Wellness Corners, click here.

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