Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson among Time's 100 Most Influential People


Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, has been named to Time magazine's annual list of 100 Most Influential People.

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., wrote Mr. Tyson's profile for the list.

At the helm of Kaiser, Mr. Tyson oversees one of the leading U.S. integrated healthcare providers and nonprofit health plans. Kaiser has annual operating revenues of nearly $65 billion and serves 11.7 million members in eight states and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Tyson has served as chairman since January 2014 and as CEO since 2013. He's been with the Kaiser system for more than 30 years, serving in a variety of roles including hospital administrator, division president, president and COO.

Under Mr. Tyson's leadership, Kaiser has increased its focus on providing affordable, accessible and high-quality healthcare that encompasses physical and mental health and overall well-being. He promotes Kaiser's combination of prevention, innovation and integration as a model for American healthcare.

"Because of Bernard's leadership, Kaiser's 200,000 employees and 20,000 physicians have consistently delivered some of the best clinical outcomes in the nation," Mr. Lewis wrote.

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