Published May 4, 2023

Trinity Adds to Physician Services Team 

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Buffie L. Salo (Photo: submitted)
Buffie L. Salo (Photo: submitted)

Trinity Health Release 

MINOT—Trinity Health is pleased to announce that Buffie L. Salo, MHA, a healthcare executive with over 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, has joined Trinity’s senior leadership team.  

Salo will serve as Vice President of Ambulatory Care Strategies, a new position focused on developing a strong ambulatory care system to ensure that patients receive timely, effective care in the most appropriate setting. 

Trinity Health President and CEO John M. Kutch says Salo will work with Physician Services Vice President Thomas M. Warsocki, FACHE, as well as medical staff and other leaders to optimize operations and develop strategies to improve patient access and quality of care. 

“As healthcare continues its shift from inpatient to outpatient care, an ambulatory strategy is essential to advance the ongoing clinical transformation of a strong, regional health system,” Kutch said. “We’re excited to work with Buffie as she engages with service line leaders and medical providers across the organization and region to further integrate clinical operations and drive key market development.”  

During her career, Salo has deployed service line strategies in both acute and outpatient settings. Most recently she ran an independent healthcare consulting firm, leading strategic development of acute and ambulatory clinical services. She previously served as Vice President at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, WA, and was Senior Director of Ambulatory Services at Virginia Mason Medical Center, one of the premier healthcare facilities in the Pacific Northwest. 

Salo holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Washington-Seattle and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western Governor’s University in Salt Lake City, UT. 

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