Tarek Salaway, MHA, MPH, MA

Chief Executive

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.