Kaiser leaders vow to continue Bernard Tyson's legacy

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Leaders at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente plan to carry the legacy of late CEO Bernard J. Tyson, who died unexpectedly Nov. 10, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Mr. Tyson, who took the role in 2013, was known for addressing tough topics and health challenges head on — issues like homelessness, mental health stigma, gun violence and racial inequality, according to the report. He was committed to expanding access to healthcare via the ACA exchanges, and expanding access to health education via the system's new medical school, which will offer free tuition to the first five classes of students. He was also known for his charisma and engagement as a leader who minded the details for patients and staff, according to the report.

Gregory Adams, Kaiser's executive vice president and group president, who stepped in as interim chairman and CEO, told the San Francisco Chronicle: "Our board owns that vision. The leadership chain here owns that vision. I see us continuing to move forward with his legacy and his vision."

Read the full story on Kaiser Permanente's interim plan here.

 

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