Chair and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals
Adams leads one of the nation’s largest integrated health systems, with more than 200,000 staff members. Under his leadership, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in 2023 announced alongside Geisinger the creation of a new nonprofit organization, Risant Health, with the goal of accelerating the adoption of value-based care in many markets. Regulatory approvals are pending. Adams has also taken a leading role in Kaiser Permanente’s sustainability efforts. The system has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, with the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Before assuming his current position in 2019, Adams served as executive vice president and group president, responsible for operations in all eight Kaiser Permanente regions. He is a board member of America’s Health Insurance Plans and chairs the Health and Retirement Committee of the Business Roundtable board.