The Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Boards of Directors have named Gregory A. Adams as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser), one of America's leading integrated health care providers and nonprofit health plans, is a nonprofit organization serving more than 12.2 million members and generating $82 billion in revenue. Kaiser has 225,000 employees plus 25,000 physicians who are part of the Permanente Medical Groups.
"Mr. Adams is an accomplished leader with deep experience across Kaiser's health plan and hospital operations," said Edward Pei, Chair of the Executive Committee and Governance, Accountability, and Nominating Committee of the Boards of Directors. "For over a decade, Mr. Adams worked on a wide variety of major initiatives and areas of focus, and has led Kaiser's work on growing membership, affordability, and transforming and expanding access to care."
Adams has 30 years of experience as a senior health care executive and has been a key leader in driving the organization's mission forward, strengthening company culture, and ensuring Kaiser continues to be a great work place. Since 2016, he has served as Executive Vice President and Group President, with responsibility for health plan and hospital operations in all eight Kaiser regions. Adams' co-lead Enterprise Shared Services, and led Kaiser's national Medicare care delivery strategy. He was named Regional President of Kaiser for Northern California in April 2008. In July 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President.
A nationally recognized leader and a champion of health care transformation, improving access, and pushing for better health outcomes, Adams is past Chair of the California Hospital Association's Board of Trustees and serves on the executive committee. He is a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives and The Executive Leadership Council, and also serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the American Nurses Foundation. He is a past member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.