President and CEO, SSM Health
Kaiser, who took the reins at SSM Health—a 23-hospital system with a presence in four Midwestern states—in 2017, is pursuing game-changing innovations for the healthcare industry. The company is a co-founder of Civica Rx, a drug manufacturer, and Graphite Health, a centralized repository for digital health apps and healthcare data. In 2023, Navitus Health Solutions, owned by SSM Health and Costco Wholesale Corp., joined other pharmacy benefit managers to form Transparency-Rx, a coalition that plans to lobby for legislation that will compel PBMs to pass along rebates from drugmakers to health insurance carriers, among other practices. Before joining SSM Health, Kaiser was executive vice president and chief operating officer at Intermountain Health. She serves on the board of Embold Health, a physician-rating company.