Kaiser Permanente has announced that Bernard J. Tyson officially assumed the role of Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Mr. Tyson was originally named by the boards in November 2012 to be the organization’s next chairman and CEO, and he has been serving as CEO since July 2013. He assumed the role of chairman on Jan. 1, 2014.
Mr. Tyson, a San Francisco Bay Area native, has nearly 30 years of hospital and health plan experience with Kaiser Permanente. He has managed all major aspects of the organization, serving in roles from hospital administrator to division president while leading Kaiser Permanente’s operations in California and in its other regions. Prior to being named CEO, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. ■