Kaiser Permanente President and Chief Operating Officer Bernard Tyson will replace retiring CEO and board chair George Halvorson, the Oakland, Calif.-based company said today.
Halvorson, 65, last year announced his intentions to retire, and in October said he would leave Kaiser in December 2013. Halvorson has been CEO since 2002.
“The board made an excellent choice,” Halvorson said in the release. “Bernard has done an extremely good job as president and COO of Kaiser Permanente, and I am confident he will continue to perform at the same level as chairman and CEO.”
Tyson, 52, will replace Halvorson as CEO after a six-month transition period, and will take over as chairman of the board at the end of next year when Halvorson leaves.