Kaiser Permanente, which consists of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., and Kaiser Hospital is a health services organization. The organization is based in Oakland, California. Bernard J. Tyson serves as its chairman and CEO.
The organization is one of the frontline integrated health service providers. It is also a leading not-for-profit health plan provider with a 2018 revenue of over $80 billion.
With more than 34 years of experience within the Kaiser organization working in various divisions and positions ranging from hospital administrator to division president to chief operating officer, Tyson’s promotion to CEO in 2013 and chairman in 2014 was expected.
Tyson’s appointment as the head of the organization has seen Kaiser maintain its leading status as a deliverer of top-notch healthcare at a very affordable rate. Kaiser Permanente caters to over 66 million people in its communities.
Kaiser is pushing on its “Thrive” campaign, which is aimed at helping its members achieve and maintain both physical and mental well-being.
The group has 217,000 employees and 22,000 physicians who provide high-quality healthcare by merging technology and personalized healthcare practices. Kaiser is known as a national leader in terms of positive clinical outcomes which includes prevention, proper treatment, and patient safety.
Tyson has been recognized by both national and international bodies for the work he is doing with Kaiser Permanente. He was recognized by Time magazine as one of its most influential people in the world, and as one of the top 50 people in healthcare.
He has also been recognized by Fast Company and Modern healthcare as one of the most important people in healthcare for five years running.
Tyson is also on the board of some national and international organizations, including America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), America’s Heart Association ad Salesforce, The Business Council and the International Federation of Health Plans.
He also serves as a member of a World Economic Forum subset and the Bay Area Council, a group focused on a better standard of living in the Bay Area.
Tyson hails from the Bay Area and holds degrees from different institutions, including a leadership certificate from Harvard, a bachelor’s degree in Health Service Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and a Master of Business Administration in Health Service Management also from Golden Gate University.