Bernard Tyson (CEO Kaiser Permanente) Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Salary, Death, Cause of Death
Bernard Tyson Biography
Bernard Tyson was the CEO and chairman of Kaiser Permanente, a healthcare provider. He was the first African-American chairman in the company’s history and a champion for accessible healthcare, racial justice and workplace diversity. He died on November 10, 2019 in his sleep.
Bernard Tyson Age
Tyson was 60 years old at the time of his death; he was born on January 20, 1959.
Bernard Tyson Education
Tyson had a bachelor’s degree in Health Service Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a Master of Business Administration in Health Service Administration. He also had a leadership certificate from Harvard University.
Bernard Tyson Family
Bernard was born to a carpenter and pastor father Moses Tyson and Billie Tyson. He had six siblings. He was inspired to have a career in healthcare as she could see how much his parents relied upon the doctors who cared for his diabetic mother and he admired those doctors immensely. He initially wanted to become a doctor but when his grandfather died he chose a career in health care management instead.
Bernard Tyson Wife and Children
Bernard is survived by his wife, Denise Bradley-Tyson, and three sons; Bernard J. Tyson Jr., Alexander and Charles. Denise is the founder and CEO of Inspire Luxe. She hopes to establish the brand as “a key online shopping destination for wearable art forms” according to her bio on the website. She has been named one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women.
Bernard Tyson Kaiser Permanente CEO
Tyson succeeded George Halvorson as CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals — known as Kaiser Permanente in 2013 and in 2014 he was named chairman of the board of directors. His career at Kaiser spanned more than 30 years, and he had successfully managed all major aspects of the organization during that time, serving in roles from hospital administrator and division president to chief operating officer.
His influence as the CEO was felt both nationally and internationally. He was named by TIME as one of the most influential people in the world and named him one of the Health Care 50. He was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the most influential people in health care for 5 consecutive years, he was No. 2 on the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list and on Fast Company’s list of most creative people.
He also served on the boards of directors for the American Heart Association and Salesforce. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, served as Deputy Chairman of the Americas of the International Federation of Health Plans, was the former chair of American Health Insurance Plans and a steward of the World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge on the Future of Health and Healthcare.
Bernard Tyson Salary and Net worth
Tyson’s salary was unknown but in 2016 he made about $10 million in total compensation.
Bernard Tyson Death
Tyson died on November 10, 2019 in his sleep. His death was confirmed by Kaiser Permanente in a statement which read; “It is with profound sadness that we announce that Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, unexpectedly passed away early today in his sleep. On behalf of our Board of Directors, employees and physicians, we extend our deepest sympathies to Bernard’s family during this very difficult time.”
In the statement he was referred to as “an outstanding leader, visionary and champion for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.” The statement also added that he was “a tireless advocate for Kaiser Permanente, our members and the communities we serve. Most importantly, Bernard was a devoted husband, father and friend. We all will miss his tremendous presence in our lives.”
Bernard Tyson Cause of Death
Bernard died in his sleep and the cause of death has not been revealed yet.
Bernard Tyson Tributes
Deeply saddened to learn of @BernardJTyson‘s passing, one of America’s great leaders in healthcare.
Our conversation 3 years ago when he reviewed his near death prior to bypass surgery in 2006https://t.co/jL3o4rLThZ
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) November 10, 2019
A light unto this world has gone out. Bernard Tyson our loving friend & board member has passed away. He always did so much for others & the world. One of the world’s greatest CEOs. I will always remember him with L❤️VE in my heart. My prayers are with his family for peace. pic.twitter.com/zSBwNNsQ9s
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) November 10, 2019
I am heartbroken upon learning of the passing of Bernard Tyson. Bernard dedicated his life to making health care more accessible for our communities. My prayers and condolences are with his family and loved ones during this time. https://t.co/fm4jad0SRW
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) November 10, 2019
Bernard Tyson’s rise carried with it a ripple effect of diversity in senior roles across Kaiser Permanente. A momentous loss. https://t.co/39RgREtjOa
— Esther Choo (@choo_ek) November 10, 2019