Kaiser Permanente names Greg Adams chairman, CEO

Kaiser Permanente has selected Gregory A. Adams to serve as chairman and CEO of the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant.

Mr. Adams will succeed Bernard J. Tyson, who died in his sleep Nov. 10. 

"Mr. Adams is an accomplished leader with deep experience across Kaiser Permanente's health plan and hospital operations," Edward Pei, chair of the executive committee and governance, accountability and nominating committee of the Kaiser boards of directors, said in a news release. "The board's decision to name Mr. Adams to the position demonstrates Kaiser Permanente’s strong internal succession planning process. For more than a decade, Mr. Adams worked on a wide variety of major initiatives and areas of focus and has led Kaiser Permanente's work on growing membership, affordability for our members and transforming and expanding access to care."

Mr. Adams, a veteran healthcare executive, has served as executive vice president and group president at Kaiser since 2016. In that role, he oversaw health plan and hospital operations in all eight Kaiser regions.

Mr. Adams also was regional president of Kaiser for Northern California before being appointed executive vice president in 2013.

He is a board member of the California Hospital Association's board of trustees, as well as a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives and the Executive Leadership Council. 


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