Background: Swedish, 65, has been CEO at Indianapolis-based Anthem since March 2013 and previously led several large health systems, including Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health for nearly 10 years. Swedish is now in the throes of the regulatory approval process for Anthem's $53 billion proposed merger with Cigna Corp. The deal was announced last summer. Tyson, 57, meanwhile, has been CEO of Kaiser since 2013, adding the title of chairman in January 2014. He has been with the integrated healthcare giant for more than 30 years and had risen to president and COO before taking the top jobs. Kaiser covers 10.6 million people in eight states and the District of Columbia.
Valued leadership: “Joe and Bernard are recognized leaders who will bring a strong vision for the industry's consumer-driven priorities over the next two years,” AHIP CEO Marilyn Tavenner said in a news release.