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Mission Hospital Names Michael Beck as Chief Administration Officer


Michael Beck will lead strategy and operations for Mission Hospital Laguna Beach

April 12, 2016, Mission Viejo, CA - Michael Beck has been selected as Mission Hospital’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), leading strategy and operations for Mission Hospital Laguna Beach.

In his new role, Beck will be responsible for 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 quality, cost effective patient care consistent with the mission and values of St. Joseph Health resulting in patient care at Laguna Beach reaching the highest levels of quality and service.

“Michael will have an integral role in the expansion of our Mental Health & Wellness service line, as well as being the ministry's liaison to the Laguna Beach community,”said Dr. Richard Afable, chief executive of St. Joseph Hoag Health and interim chief executive of Mission Hospital.

Tarek Salaway, chief operations officer of Mission Hospital adds, “Michael will strategically lead our Laguna Beach campus to meet the ever changing, dynamic health care needs of the Laguna Beach community and our neighboring communities by proactively anticipating change and implement new programs or processes to ensure success.”

Beck added, “I am looking forward to leading the Laguna Beach campus in living out our mission of continually improving the health and quality of life of the people in the communities we serve.”

Beck has been with Mission Hospital since 1992 in a variety of roles, including VP Quality and VP of Operations in Laguna Beach. He holds degrees from Abilene Christian University and the University of Oklahoma, and accreditations including Certified Professional in health care Quality status by the Healthcare Quality Certification Board.

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, mental health & wellness, 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