Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare | 2014
Tyson, 55, was named CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente in July 2013. Six months later, in January, he also assumed the role of chairman at the healthcare provider and its not-for-profit health plan. From 2010 to 2013, as president and COO, Tyson oversaw the opening of 14 hospitals. Kaiser now includes 32 hospitals, 9.1 million health plan members, 175,000 employees and 17,000 physicians. As Kaiser’s chief executive, Tyson has advocated for the use of aggregated data from members’ electronic health records to help eliminate healthcare disparities, while determining the most effective treatments for the best clinical outcomes. Tyson first joined Kaiser in 1981 as an administrative analyst. Watch our 2013 video interview with Tyson.