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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

Fallbrook Regional Health DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Howard Salmon

7,207 votes (32.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Make new District/community Wellness Center a valued resource of all resident
  • Pursue Blue Zones health and well-being program for our communities- Bonsall, Deluz, Fallbrook, Rainbow
  • Broaden community involvement in health and wellness programs and services



Profession:Health care management & consulting
Senior Consulting Director, nThrive (2012–current)
Director, Fallbrook Regional Health District, 2014-2018, Fallbrook Regional Health District — Elected position (2014–current)


University of Minnesota MHA, Health care management, public health, Health care Economics (1968)
Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. BA, Liberal arts; Major- Political Science (1966)


I am currently a Managing Consulting Director, nThrive, a healthcare services firm based in Atlanta. Additionally I am a Director, Fallbrook Regional Health District; Chairman of the Board, Association of California Healthcare Districts; and Board Member, San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders; and Lifetime Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Previous Experience

Mr. Salmon has led organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally. He has spent the majority of his career as a hospital executive, and has expertise in multi-unit hospital management, hospital-physician alignment, alternative site health care management, physician practice management. His experience includes state and federal government organizations; for profit and non-profit sectors.


Prior to joining nThrive Mr. Salmon was Vice President, Premier Consulting Solutions; Executive Managing Director; Phase 2 Consulting, one on America’s top 25 health care management consulting firms; Chief Operating Officer, Medical Imaging Centers of America;  Senior Vice President;  Magliaro and McHaney — a physician services consulting company; Vice President ; Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). In the hospital setting, Mr. Salmon's CEO positions included:  King Fahad Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Holy Family Hospital, Spokane; Main Hospital, University of Michigan. He was Associate Director, St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and Health Services Administrator, USPHS Indian Hospital, Eagle Butte, SD. He has served on the boards of several profit and non-profit health care organizations. 


Education and Affiliations             

MHA-University of Minnesota School of Public Health

BA- Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. Political Science

Past Affiliations

American Hospital Association – Society for Ambulatory Professionals

Board Member and member of the Executive Committee- HEM Research, Inc. – Philadelphia, PA

Board Member- Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, Dublin, Ireland

Board Member- Business and Industry Health Group – Kansas City, MO

Chairman of the Board- Miracor, a public imaging company- San Diego

Faculty-The Institute for Medical Leadership

Faculty – Independent Studies Program, University of Minnesota

Mentor-San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders

Managing Partner- MD Resources, Fresno, CA



Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe political leaders have two important roles- to represent the needs and aspiration of their constituents and to lead by providing vision and creative ways of meeting the needs and aspirations. 

I favor limited government that is responsibe to its citizens to facilitate private organizations to provide most services, but responsive to vital needs that are not economical to provide by private enterprise. 

I believe that government should spend more time listening, gathering facts rather than talking and shooting from the hip.

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