Tarek Salaway, MHA, MPH, MA, has joined Kaiser Permanente Northern California as Senior Vice President and Area Manager for the Marin Sonoma Service Area.
Mr. Salaway brings over 22 years of leadership experience in multiple health systems, with broad exposure to health plan and hospital operations in diverse markets. Throughout his career he has a strong record of partnering with physicians and staff to advance high-value clinical programs, bringing his broad experience in a variety of clinical, support services, and business development.
His most recent position has been with Providence St. Joseph Health where he was the Chief Executive of both the Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and the Mission Hospital Laguna Beach.
Mr. Salaway has led teams focused on improvement of clinical quality and safety performance. Through his leadership, Mission achieved overall improved market position and as well as strong brand affinity and reputation positioning, and it earned a number of clinical awards and certifications. He has also led the expansion of important hospital and ambulatory services based on community need and market responsiveness.
Prior to his time with Providence St. Joseph Health, he held positions of increasing responsibility including System Director for Clinical Performance for Providence Health and Services and Director for Heart and Vascular Services at Providence St. Joseph and Providence Holy Cross in Southern California. He later led Cardiovascular and Neurosciences services for Stanford Health Care, overseeing both inpatient and outpatient services before moving to the University of Southern California, where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Keck Medical Center of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.
In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Salaway has served on numerous community boards to help ensure access to care for the vulnerable and marginalized in our communities. This includes serving on the board of federally qualified Camino Health Centers, People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), and the Multicultural Health Coalition.
“I am honored to join Kaiser Permanente and its mission as an integrated delivery system focused on the well-being of our patients for life,” said Mr. Salaway. “Our physicians, nurses, and staff deliver exceptional care to our patients and members every day. KP stands committed to our community to thrive long into the future.”
Mr. Salaway completed his Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree 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 (MA) in International Relations from the University of Washington. He double majored in both Political Science and French Literature at the University of California, San Diego.
Please welcome Mr. Salaway to our community.