Chief Operating Officer
Clay Farell serves as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, a 400-bed tertiary care facility in Southern California. Clay was previously the COO at two of our sister hospitals, Los Alamitos Medical Center and Nacogdoches Medical Center in Texas. Prior to becoming a hospital-based COO, Clay was a Corporate Strategy Manager at Tenet headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Clay served in the United States Air Force for five years before entering the private sector. Clay holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business; and, received a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Additionally, Clay is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).