Dr. Richard Isaacs
CEO and executive director, Permanente Medical Group
Since 2017, Isaacs has led Permanente Medical Group and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, comprising more than 11,000 physicians, 40,000 nurses and other clinical staff. Together they serve more than 5.4 million members. He prioritizes investing under a value-based care model, allowing more flexibility to develop new capabilities. For instance, Permanente had been building its web, mobile and video platforms for two decades when COVID-19 hit. The provider also had been shifting more hospital-level care into the home. The existing frameworks allowed Permanente to pivot to respond to the pandemic. This summer, Isaacs joined hundreds of healthcare executives and leaders in other industries calling on Congress to pass gun safety legislation following the school shootings in Uvalde, Texas.