Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson Passes Away At 60

Written by Alyssa Brook November 10, 2019
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Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson Passes Away At 60

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Kaiser Permanente’s chief executive and chairman Bernard J. Tyson is reported to have died in his sleep Sunday morning. He was just 60-years-old.

Kaiser Permanente released a statement late Sunday following his death, “On behalf of our Board of Directors, employees and physicians, we extend our deepest sympathies to Bernard’s family during this very difficult time.” The company added that Tyson “unexpectedly passed away early today in his sleep.”

Tyson had served as CEO since 2013 and chairman since 2014. He had a 30-year career with the company.

As of now, his cause of death is not clear. Just a day prior he attended AfroTech for a talk, and he seemed to be happy and healthy.

According to USA News, Kaiser’s board of directors placed Gregory A. Adams as interim chairman and CEO. He was previously the non-profit’s executive vice president.

 “The board has full confidence in Greg Adams’ ability to lead Kaiser Permanente through this unexpected transition,” the company added.

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