Julie Miller-Phipps is president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals of Southern California.
In this role, Miller-Phipps directs hospital and health plan operations and partners with the leadership of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group to improve the health of Kaiser Permanente members and communities in an area that extends from Bakersfield to San Diego. The Southern California Region operates hospitals and medical offices and has members.
Miller-Phipps reports to Kaiser Permanente’s group president and chief operating officer for care delivery.
Prior to her current role, Miller-Phipps was president of Kaiser Permanente Georgia, where she was responsible for the delivery of health care to Kaiser Permanente members served through a network of medical offices and specialty centers, as well as contracted hospitals. She worked closely with the physicians of the Southeast Permanente Medical Group to strengthen the medical-management partnership for which Kaiser Permanente has become a model.
From 2002 to 2014, Miller-Phipps served as senior vice president and executive director for Kaiser Permanente’s Orange County market in California, where she directed health plan and hospital operations. Miller-Phipps serves on the American Hospital Association Policy Board, where she represents Kaiser Permanente, and she sits on the board of directors and executive committee for the California Hospital Association and the Presidential Health Advisory Council at the University of La Verne. She is co-chair (with former California Governor Gray Davis) of the Southern California Leadership Council. She also serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Alliance for SoCal Innovation; sits on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Choice Awards; and is a member of The Trusteeship and the International Women’s Forum.
She was listed in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2018 and 2019 LA500, the publication’s selection of the most influential people in Los Angeles. In January 2020, the University of La Verne presented Miller-Phipps with an honorary doctorate of humane letters.
Miller-Phipps earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of La Verne. She also completed the Executive Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina, and the University of Southern California Advanced Leadership Program.