Mee Memorial Healthcare System Rena Salamacha
Rena Salamacha, CEO, Mee Memorial Healthcare System

KING CITY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System’s CEO Rena Salamacha has earned recognition from Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “110 rural hospital and health system CEOs to know in 2024.”

This is the second time Salamacha has been honored by the publication in recent years. The list includes CEOs from rural healthcare systems and hospitals across the nation.

“The executives featured on this list are committed to expanding hospital service lines, renovating and improving their facilities, and hiring talented team members,” according to Becker’s Hospital Review. “Although many rural hospitals have struggled due to Covid-19 and national staffing shortages in recent years, these leaders have created sustainable models for continued success.”

When discussing Salamacha, the review stated that the Mee Memorial CEO is “responsible for leading a team of executives and care providers that offer high-quality healthcare services to the local community.”

“After taking over as CEO in 2019, she went into the Covid-19 pandemic facing a unique challenge. Despite this challenge, she demonstrated her ability to bring various groups together and maintained round-the-clock healthcare delivery,” the review continued. “She also expanded services, campus locations and led her organization-wide revitalization of the system’s business functions.”

Becker’s Hospital Review is a trusted source of information and news for healthcare professionals and leaders. It is one of the fastest-growing media platforms in the industry.

The publication supports rural healthcare, stating that “rural hospitals allow patients from remote areas to receive care without traveling long distances or sacrificing quality. The CEOs leading these necessary institutions take on a variety of responsibilities to ensure rural communities have access to top-tier healthcare.”

Becker’s full list can be viewed at

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