Dr. Richard Isaacs
CEO and executive director, president and CEO, co-CEO, Permanente Medical Group, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Group, The Permanente Federation
Isaacs is CEO and executive director of the Permanente Medical Group (serving 4.5 million members in Northern California) and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (serving nearly 800,000 members across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia). Isaacs also serves as co-CEO of the Permanente Federation, which provides leadership to all Permanente medical groups. Isaacs previously was physician-in-chief for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. Modern Healthcare recognized Isaacs as one of 2021’s Most Influential Clinical Executives.
Isaacs speaks: “We’re focused on harvesting as many learnings as we can from the early parts of the pandemic to identify where the virtual visits — either video, chat, or secure messaging — provide value and eliminate redundancy. When you have that level of care without delay, I think that it drives tremendous quality.”