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Soon after, he served as the director of patient business services at Glendale Memorial and later as the facility’s administrative director of finance. He then became the chief financial officer and senior vice president for Northridge Hospital, followed by his role as vice president of financial operations for the Southern California Bay Area group. In 2009, Mr. Salo was appointed COO of Northridge Hospital until 2012 when he was named the hospital’s CEO.
As President and CEO of Northridge Hospital, Mr. Salo heads one of the most distinguished medical institutions in the United States, one that is consistently ranked as one of America’s Best 100 Hospitals by Healthgrades—a national rankings institution. At Northridge Hospital, he has led initiatives to improve quality of care and patient safety and to modernize facilities and equipment. He’s leading a nearly $90 million expansion, which includes renovations to Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU and other exciting upgrades throughout the facility.
Mr. Salo continues Northridge Hospital’s growth and competitive position of the facility in the local market. He is also enhancing managed care integration and initiatives within the organization and the community to position the hospital for future growth. In addition, he serves as a key negotiator on behalf of 11 L.A. County private trauma hospitals, in association with Hospital Association of Southern California, to secure adequate funding for the Trauma Network, and to remain fiscally viable to continue caring for the underserved within the Trauma Network.
Mr. Salo earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Pepperdine University and pursued a master’s degree in healthcare administration at California State University, Long Beach. He is an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
Christina Zicklin, Southern California External Communications Director