Mee Memorial Appoints New Interim CEO

King City, CA, Nov. 1, 2019 — R. Michael Hutchinson, the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Mee Memorial Healthcare System, will complete his service with Mee on Nov. 15. Succeeding Mr. Hutchinson as Interim CEO will be the current Chief Operating Officer, Rena Salamacha.

Mr. Hutchinson began his term as Interim CEO in August of 2018.

“Mike led the organization during a time of significant challenges and together we have made progress on improving financial health and enhancing services, which has included the recent expansion of the Greenfield Medical Clinic,” said Michael Howard, Chair of Mee Memorial’s Board of Trustees. “We thank him for his service and wish him the best in his retirement.”

New Interim CEO Rena Salamacha joined Mee Memorial as the Director of Information Technology 10 years ago. Since then she has also filled executive roles as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Strategy and Technology officer.

“I’m grateful for this new opportunity to work with our dedicated Mee team on improving health outcomes and access to affordable, high quality care,” said Ms. Salamacha. “It’s a privilege to work with all the people at Mee and our partner organizations who care so deeply for the health and well-being of our community.”

Before coming to Mee Memorial, Ms. Salamacha spent nine years in finance and information technology roles in healthcare. She has a Master’s degree in Management and Systems with a concentration in Leadership and Strategy from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration through Capella University.

During coming months the Board of Trustees will work on making a permanent CEO appointment.

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