Salmon appointed board chair of ACHD

Howard Salmon

FALLBROOK – Howard Salmon, board vice president of the Fallbrook Regional Health District, has been appointed board chair of the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD).

The ACHD represents healthcare districts throughout the state. The association serves the diverse needs of California’s healthcare districts by enhancing public awareness, training and educating its members and advocating for legislation and regulatory policies that allow healthcare districts to deliver the best possible health services to Californians.

“It is an honor to be elected chairman of the Association of California Healthcare Districts Board,” Salmon said. “District boards are publicly elected to address the unique health needs of their residents.

“ACHD supports and advocates for healthcare districts as they provide services to meet their communities’ specific health requirements,” Salmon continued. “I look forward to continuing to help move ACHD in a new and positive direction.”

Salmon’s career in healthcare includes tenures as a hospital CEO, a healthcare executive and management consultant. Salmon received his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is certified in that field. He and his wife Leslie moved to Fallbrook in 2011. They have two children, five grandchildren and three dogs.

“We’re delighted to see Howard represent Fallbrook Regional Health District at the statewide level,” executive director Bobbi Palmer said. “It lends us a broader, birds-eye view of the challenges facing community-based health as we continue to innovate locally to address our health disparities.”

For a full list of directors on the ACHD board, visit

3 Responses to "Salmon appointed board chair of ACHD"

  1. tlogan   October 10, 2017 at 9:04 am

    So he can bring back healthcare to Fallbrook? What purpose does he serve?

  2. grunt   October 10, 2017 at 11:39 am

    We have no hospital, why do we have a health care district here? $286K total salary for what? The Executive director is paid (to over see a staff of 7, and no hospital) more than Bloss Memorial Healthcare District (staff of 39 AND a hospital). What does the district do? I have commented before on how little they pay out compared to the funds coming in.

  3. tlogan   October 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Exactly, we have no hospital, but a director ? I am concerned about the community apathy of the loss of medical available care and robbery of our money to fund a nonexistent service. Wake up Fallbrook, because once this mental facility opens you will be getting to know our local locksmiths better.


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