Press Release

RELEASE: ACHP mourns passing of Kaiser Permanente Chair and CEO Bernard J. Tyson

Washington (November 10, 2019) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans is deeply saddened by the passing of Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson.

“Bernard was a visionary leader with a passion for health equity, quality care and serving those in need,” said ACHP President and CEO Ceci Conolly. “His passionate advocacy for high quality, affordable health care impacted millions of lives across the country and improved the health of the many communities he served. His loss is a loss for all who strive to improve the quality of care and coverage in the American health care system.”

Our thoughts are with Bernard’s family and our friends at Kaiser Permanente during this difficult time.


About ACHP

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing non-profit health plans to improve affordability and outcomes in the health care system.  ACHP member companies are provider-aligned health organizations that provide high-quality coverage and care to tens of millions of Americans. They are leading the industry in practical, proven reforms around primary care delivery, value-based payment and data-driven systems improvement.

ACHP advocates on behalf of its members and a unique approach to health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with health plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions being realized in communities nationwide and rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers.   Learn more at the ACHP website and follow us on Twitter for the latest health insights.