Tyson began his new role as chairman Jan. 1, though he has served Kaiser Permanente for nearly 30 years. His experience ranges from hospital administration to managing Kaiser's regional operations. Before stepping into the CEO position last year, Tyson most recently served as Kaiser's president and COO.
Tyson takes reins as chairman of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, health plan
“With the depth and breadth of his experience, Bernard is the ideal person to lead Kaiser Permanente during this period of dramatic and historic change in healthcare,” Kim Kaiser, board member and chairman of the search committee, said in a release.
Tyson's age was not immediately available.
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