OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente announced today that Jim Simpson has been named president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia.
Simpson brings two decades of experience in the areas of finance, operations, accounting, regulatory and information technology to this role. Most recently he served as interim president for the Georgia Region. Prior to this, he served as senior vice president of finance for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. During his long tenure with the organization, Simpson also served as vice president and controller for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Northern California.
“It is an exciting time for leadership in health care and at Kaiser Permanente. Jim is a proven leader who is well prepared for this role,” said Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson. “I am confident his skill and expertise will support our Georgia Region’s positive growth trajectory and allow us to provide care and coverage to more people in our region’s communities.”
Simpson will report directly to Gregory Adams, executive vice president and group president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. “Jim is a great fit for this role,” said Adams. “His strong business background and 20 years of experience with Kaiser Permanente will serve our members, employees and physicians well as we continue to be a model for delivering high-quality and affordable health care in Georgia.”
“I’m incredibly honored and truly humbled to be asked to serve in this capacity,” Simpson said. “Kaiser Permanente has a proud history of more than 70 years, including 32 years of serving the people of Georgia. I’m looking forward to building upon this legacy as we work to bring our nonprofit mission to new members and additional communities in this great state.”
Kaiser Permanente Georgia provides health care and coverage to more than 300,000 members at 26 medical offices and partner hospitals, primarily in the Atlanta and Athens markets. Kaiser Permanente is a nationally recognized leader in care quality, patient safety and member satisfaction. Kaiser Permanente Georgia is among the state’s top-ranked health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 11.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.