Chief Executive, Issaquah and Ambulatory Care Centers
As chief executive, Chuck Salmon provides the operational and strategic oversight for the new Swedish/Issaquah campus and Ambulatory Care Centers (ACCs) at Redmond and Mill Creek. For the past eight years he has played a strategic leadership role in Swedish’s expansion in east King County. He led the development and operational strategy of Swedish’s first ACC at Lake Sammamish — which opened in 2005 and included the first freestanding emergency department in Washington state — as well as the subsequent construction of, and program development for, the Swedish/Issaquah campus which began in 2007 and opened for patient care during the last half of 2011. He was also the senior operations leader for construction and operation of the new ACCs at Redmond and Mill Creek, modeled after the highly successful Lake Sammamish ACC. These three new campuses include the latest advances in technology, energy efficiency and optimal patient-centered processes and are proving to be very successful in increasing Swedish’s brand awareness in east King County.
Prior to joining Swedish, Salmon served in various health-care leadership positions with Group Health Cooperative in Seattle and Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu. He has held health-care operations leadership positions for more than forty years.
Salmon was born at Swedish and grew up in Bremerton. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business/marketing from the University of Washington and an MBA from City University.
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