100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Bernard Tyson, 57
Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
- Compensation: $4,687,312 - according to 2014 IRS 990
- Years on list: 3
Tyson leads an integrated delivery system that is often cited as the healthcare model of the future, and it's one without a true peer. Kaiser provides health insurance to 10.6 million people in eight states and Washington, D.C., owns 38 hospitals and has almost 19,000 physicians across the $61 billion enterprise. His voice rang loudly this summer following the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers, prompting his call to revisit race relations: "This moment calls for unity, for listening and for empathy as we seek to understand what communities of color are facing and the assumptions that the broader society is working from."