Veteran health care executive named Chief Executive, Mission Hospital

July 8, 2019

Seth R. Teigen, a long-time health care executive, has been named chief executive of Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, Providence St. Joseph Health announced today. He will join the organization Aug. 5. 

Teigen was selected through a national search and most recently was president at Ascension Healthcare’s Francis and Franklin hospitals in Wisconsin. He has more than 23 years of experience with nonprofit health care systems and has been recognized for establishing cultures of excellence, patient safety and teamwork.

“Seth is an inspiring leader. He is energetic, innovative and, most importantly, aligned with the mission and values of Providence St. Joseph Health to provide our communities with safe, quality and compassionate healthcare,” said Victor S. Jordan, Health Network Executive and chief operating officer, Providence St. Joseph Health, Southern California Region.

Teigen joins Mission Hospital just months before the October opening of the Judi and Bill Leonard Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness. The institute, the only comprehensive cancer center in Southern Orange County, will house a research and clinical trial program, a nurse navigation program, radiation oncology, imaging services, an infusion center and complementary therapies, as well as an education center.

Jordan called Teigen a perfect fit for the dual-campus hospital, noting his successful efforts to improve both patient and caregiver experience. He developed focused leadership rounding to create a greater tie among administration, caregivers and patient care.

Teigen was recognized in 2016 as one of the 50 Rising Stars in Healthcare under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review. Additionally, he was named to the Madison in Business Magazine 40 under 40 list, and prior to that was recognized as the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year in Wisconsin (2012) by the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

He succeeds Tarek Salaway, who relocated late last year to the Bay Area.

A Wisconsin native, Teigen and his wife Nicole have two young sons, Deacon, 8, and Graham, 6.

About Mission Hospital 

Mission Hospital is a state-of-the art, 523-bed acute care regional medical center in Mission Viejo, California. As one of the busiest designated adult and pediatric Level II Trauma Centers in the state of California, Mission Hospital provides a full range of reputable specialty health care services with highly skilled teams treating a multitude of complex conditions. Services include a full range of expertise in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, cancer care, women’s services, mental health and wellness, head and neck, and a variety of other specialty services. Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services, orthopedics, general and GI surgery. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 54-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital.

Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Mission Hospital is highly recognized for its high quality of care, evidenced through a multitude of healthcare quality benchmarks. Mission Hospital is part of St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit provider of integrated health care. Together, we work to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

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