Bernard J. Tyson has been the next chairman and CEO of the Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system. Tyson will succeed current chairman and CEO George Halvorson, who has served in the role since 2002 and recently announced that he will retire next year.
To support a seamless transition process, Tyson, the current president and chief operating officer of Kaiser Permanente, will join the board of directors next month. He will assume the role of CEO after a six-month transition period. Halvorson will remain chairman through the end of 2013, at which time Tyson will assume the role of chairman and CEO.