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Kaiser Permanente Names Gregory Adams as New Chairman and CEO

Kaiser Permanente has appointed Gregory A. Adams as its new chairman and chief executive officer . Adams has a long history with the Oakland, California-based nonprofit, which aims to transform the healthcare of its 12.2 million members. Adams, whose distinguished career reflects a longstanding commitment to healthcare, previously served as Kaiser Permanente’s executive vice president, where he oversaw health and hospital operations across several regions. He serves on several boards , including the National Association of Health Services Executives, as well as the California Hospital and the American Hospitality associations. Adams expressed his dedication to Kaiser’s mission and to the path that lies ahead, deeming the appointment “ truly an honor to be named Chairman and CEO of this amazing organization .” AfroTech Editorial // Morgan Debaun and Bernard Tyson onstage at AfroTech 2019 Gregory Adams succeeds Bernard J. Tyson, who died last month at the age of 60. Tyson appeared at...

Dec 12, 2019

Bernard J. Tyson: The Leader, The Icon, The Man

The world was dealt a dizzying blow on Sunday as Bernard J. Tyson — Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente — passed away in his sleep. To say this news hit me hard would be an incredible understatement. Just a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing Mr. Tyson . I was left in awe of not only his accomplishments but also his genuine passion for serving his customers and community. Who Was Bernard J. Tyson? Mr. Tyson’s passion for health care began when he was a little boy. He admired the doctors who cared for his mother during her illness and was also inspired by the way they cared for his family as a whole. The experience made him want to become a doctor, but he later found his true calling in health care administration. He studied the health care system during both his undergraduate and graduate programs. Post-graduation, his career took a trajectory which many of us can only aspire to as he served in all major aspects of Kaiser Permanente’s health care...

Nov 11, 2019