Tarek Salaway, MHA, MPH, MA
Tarek Salaway serves as the Chief Executive of Mission Hospital. Previously,
Salaway served as Mission Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer (COO)
overseeing a wide scope clinical and ancillary services, including the
overall operations of the hospital’s campuses and off-site locations.
While COO, Mission Hospital has experienced notable improvement in patient
satisfaction scores and employee engagement as well as strong growth of
clinical programs and services.
As the Chief Executive, Salaway is responsible for ensuring Mission Hospital
continues to be the premier health care organization in south Orange County,
and an essential ministry in the St. Joseph Hoag Health network. Working
collaboratively with our physicians and staff, his focus will be to expand
our efforts to improve the health and well-being of those we serve, including
the poor and most vulnerable with dignity, compassion and excellence.
With a visionary approach to Mission Hospital and its future, Salaway will
lead the strategic direction of the hospital while meeting the needs of
the community. Salaway is committed to providing values-based leadership,
with an emphasis on engaging employees at Mission Hospital and enhancing
profile and visibility of our clinical programs.
Prior to Mission Hospital, Salaway held various leadership roles at Keck
Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital at the University of Southern
California, serving most recently as the Chief Operating Officer. There
he developed and expanded clinical programs; partnered with faculty physicians
to achieve targeted specialty volume growth; improved patient experience
and clinical quality performance; and successfully developed and implemented
major capital projects to expand the medical center’s capabilities
as a quaternary referral center. Salaway also served as the Administrative
Director of Cardiovascular and Neuroscience Services at Stanford Health
Care -- Stanford University Medical Center. In addition, he held various
leadership positions within the Providence Health & Services organization.
Salaway completed his Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree
from at the University of Washington. He also earned both his Master of
Public Health (MPH) degree with an emphasis in Epidemiology and Health
Services and his Master of Arts in International Relations from the University
of Washington. He received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political
Science and French Literature at the University of California, San Diego.
Salaway resides in Aliso Viejo and serves on the board of Camino Health Center.