Bernard J. Tyson
President and chief operating officer, Kaiser Permanente

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Bernard J. Tyson is president and chief operating officer of Kaiser
Permanente, one of America’s leading health care providers and
the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, with annual
operating revenue in excess of $45 billion. Kaiser Permanente is
often referred to as the model for the future of health care. Its
focus is on prevention and affordable health care delivered
through evidence-based medicine and industry-leading
technology.

Kaiser Permanente serves nearly 9 million members in nine states
and the District of Columbia. Tyson leads a workforce of 172,000
employees (95,000 of whom are in a unique Labor Management
Partnership). Tyson and his team partner with the Permanente
Medical Group and its nearly 16,000 physicians to deliver on
Kaiser Permanente’s mission of providing high quality, affordable
health care for members and our communities.

Tyson has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business
administration from Golden Gate University and earned an
advanced leadership certificate from Harvard University. He is
chair of the Executive Leadership Council and serves on the
board of directors of Occidental College and the American Heart
Association.

3/16/2012
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President and chief operating officer, Kaiser Permanente
Promotion announced December 10, 2010
Bernard Tyson is president and chief operating officer of Kaiser
Permanente, the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan and health care
provider, with annual operating revenue in excess of $42 billion. Often
referred to as the model for the future of health care, Kaiser Permanente ...
focusing on prevention, and affordable health care for the members and
communities it serves through the
use of evidence-based medicine and
industry-leading technology.  
Reporting to the chairman and CEO, Tyson as
president is responsible for the organization’s operations, and working
with his team of executives and vice presidents, oversees all functions of
the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plans.