Richard Afable, MD, MPH
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Richard Afable, MD, MPH, is the interim chief executive officer of Mission
Hospital. A highly regarded executive, Dr. Afable is president and chief
executive officer of St. Joseph Hoag Health and executive vice president
and regional senior executive for St. Joseph Health in Southern California.
A board-certified internist and geriatrician, Dr. Afable practiced clinical
medicine for more than 15 years, in private practice and as clinical assistant
professor of medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, and as an
associate professor of medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem,
Chief Administrative Office of Mission Hospital Laguna Beach
Michael Beck serves as Chief Administrative Office of Mission Hospital
Laguna Beach, reporting to the Chief Operations Officer. In this role,
Beck is responsible for the overall planning, development, coordination,
implementation and management of all administrative functions, services
and business development for the Laguna Beach campus. He will ensure the
delivery of high-qulaity, cost-effective patient care consistent with
the mission and values of Mission Hospital, resulting in patient care
at Laguna Beach reaching the highest levels of quality and service.
Vice President, Human Resources
Terri Covert has been with Mission Hospital since 2002, where she came
from St. Joseph Hospital. From the moment she joined Mission Hospital,
Covert’s steady judgment and passionate advocacy for the dignity
and development of our staff has had a lasting, positive impact on the
culture at Mission Hospital. Covert’s responsibilities include the
HR staff, Occupational Health and HR operations, as well as the primary
liaison with the health system HR team.
Sister Martha Ann Fitzpatrick
Vice President, Advocacy & Ministry Formation
For more than 60 years, Sister Martha Ann Fitzpatrick, a member of the
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, Congregation of St. Joseph (CSJ), has
provided both professional and spiritual guidance for the health and well-being
of the communities she has served. She came to Mission Hospital in 1994
when it was acquired by the St. Joseph Health. Initially serving as the
hospital’s Vice President of Sponsorship, Sister Fitzpatrick has
played an integral role in the formation of Mission Hospital’s healthcare
ministry for nearly 15 years. She is responsible for the advocacy of health
issues in the community the hospital serves. She also serves as a faculty
member of Mission and Mentoring a system-wide program that aims to develop
and form employees to carry on the mission and values of the Catholic
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
A 24-year veteran of the St. Joseph Health, Eileen Haubl, CPA, was promoted
to the position of VP and Chief Financial Officer in 2012. She is responsible
for managing all aspects of Mission Hospital's financial, budgetary
and accounting functions across both campuses, Mission Viejo and Laguna
Beach. She is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Revenue
Cycle, Information Technology, Clinical Informatics, Patient Access, Care
Management, Supply Chain & Materials Management, Health Information
Services, Property Management and all Hospital Joint Ventures & their
related operations and financial performance.
Linda Johnson, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Chief Clinical Officer
With more than 32 years experience as a registered nurse, Linda Johnson,
Chief Clinical Officer, has brought another level of quality and experience
to nursing at Mission Hospital and Mission Hospital Laguna Beach. In her
role, she works with all clinical departments and personnel to ensure
the highest quality of nursing care is delivered to Mission Hospital patients.
In addition, she leads the development of nursing programs, oversees policies
and procedures and ensures that Mission’s nurses continue to be
among the best in the region.
Vice President, Mission Integration
Cindy Mueller serves as Vice President of Mission Integration at Mission
Hospital and Mission Hospital Laguna Beach. In her role, she is responsible
for integrating the mission and values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of
Orange into the hospital’s daily operations and providing oversight
to improve the health and quality of life within the community. Mueller
focuses her efforts on inspiring a healing ministry within Mission Hospital
and beyond. She works closely with the St. Joseph Health and the Sisters
of St. Joseph of Orange to ensure the health system’s strategic
goals are woven into all aspects of care for the dear neighbor through
education, compassionate care and access to affordable healthcare.
Tarek Salaway, MHA, MPH, MA
Chief Operating Officer
Tarek Salaway joined the Mission Hospital leadership team in October 2015
as the Chief Operating Officer where he is responsible for the smooth
and efficient operations of both the Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach hospitals’
clinical and ancillary services, including inpatient and outpatient centers
and other associated business lines. Salaway comes to Mission Hospital
with an extensive background in clinical operations, employee engagement,
physician partnership and improving patient experience and hospital performance.
Salaway’s exceptional and values-based leadership helps Mission
Hospital achieve Perfect Care, Sacred Encounters and Healthiest Communities.
Linda Sieglen, MD, MMM
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Officer Linda Sieglen, MD, MMM, joined Mission Hospital in
October 2013. Dr. Sieglen serves an instrumental role in providing effective
leadership and partnering with Mission Hospital physicians to foster our
strategic transformation into an integrated health care delivery system.
Dr. Sieglen began her career in 1987 at Princeton health care System in
New Jersey, where she most recently held the position as Senior Vice President
of Medical Affairs. From 1996 to 2008, she was the Chair of the Department
of Anesthesia and the President of Princeton Anesthesia Services.
Regional Vice President, Strategic Services Orange County
Lisa Weaver serves as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic
Planning for Mission Hospital and Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, and has
been with Mission since 1993. Her responsibilities include exploring and
evaluating hospital programs and services while working with clinical
directors to ensure the delivery of the best quality healthcare.