"An outstanding leader, visionary and champion of high quality, affordable health care for all Americans, Bernard is a tireless advocate for Kaiser Permanente, our members and our members. community we serve, ”the company said in a statement Sunday. 19659002] Based in Oakland, California, Kaiser Permanente is a not-for-profit hospital and health insurance system serving 12.3 million people in eight states and the District of Columbia. Executive Vice President and Group President Gregory Adams has been named interim chairman and CEO, the company said Sunday.
"A light in this world is coming out," Marc Si Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, tweeted Sunday. "He has always done so much for others and around the world. One of the greatest CEOs in the world. I will always remember him with love in my heart."
In recent years, Tyson has become known as the leading voice on racial issues.
"You would think my experience as a top executive would be different for a black man working in a retail or food service to support his family. However, he and I both understand the similarities of black." male experience that remains consistent regardless of economic status or job title, "Tyson wrote, adding that he was followed in high-end stores and had servers in restaurants explaining to him how to tip "because apparently black men don't understand this concept."
"What after I brought the most diverse population within my organization and tap into the brilliant thoughts that came from a universe of experiences that were very different depending on how you grew up, your community, your neighborhood, how you can solve problems, "Tyson said at the AT&T event Tuesday.
"Involvement is very important to me and means that when I enter the room – yes, I may be different from everyone at the table – but I don't have to & # 39; m fit. & # 39; who I am and I created another organism within the group that is dynamic for us to perform at the next level, "he said.