OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente has announced that Pamela Shipley is the new regional president for Kaiser Permanente in Georgia, effective January 18, 2022. In this role, she will lead the organization’s focus on providing more Georgians with access to exceptional care and service. Kaiser Permanente currently provides care and coverage for more than 317,000 members in Georgia.
“Pam is an accomplished health care leader with proven expertise implementing strategic plans that drive growth, foster innovation, and deliver positive business results,” said Kim Horn, executive vice president and group president for Kaiser Permanente markets outside California. “She has a strong 25-year track record of diverse experiences that uniquely positions her to lead the Georgia market and contribute broadly to Kaiser Permanente’s successful future.”
Shipley comes to Kaiser Permanente from Sharecare, Inc., a virtual health solutions company based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as chief operating officer, with oversight of Sharecare’s comprehensive virtual health platform, as well as responsibility for building partnerships and creating market differentiation and growth.
“We are engaged in critically important work in Georgia, as we strive to provide excellent care and coverage to more Georgians, continue to address health care affordability, and improve the health of the communities we serve,” said Greg A. Adams, Kaiser Permanente chair and chief executive officer. “We are excited to have Pam bring her expertise and leadership to help us drive this important work.”
Prior to Sharecare, Shipley had a 12-year career with Centene Corporation, a managed care company based in St. Louis, Missouri, where she served in various operating and enterprise roles, including senior vice president with oversight of more than 15 markets with cumulative revenues of $17 billion. In this role, she was accountable for business performance and led the introduction of new products and market entries. Her other roles with Centene included chief executive officer in 3 different markets, including Georgia, and executive leader for the enterprise’s digital strategy. Earlier in her career, Shipley spent 5 years with UnitedHealthcare in a number of roles including national network manager and was interim chief information officer at Health Partners Plans in Pennsylvania.
Shipley is a member of the 2018 McKinsey Group Remarkable Women Program, an executive sponsor for the American Heart Association, and an inaugural executive sponsor for I.N.S.P.I.R.E., a women’s Employee Inclusion Group at Centene. She is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.
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