Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente at the 2018 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.
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Kaiser Permanente’s chief executive and chairman, Bernard J. Tyson, died in his sleep early Sunday at age 60, the California-based company confirmed.
Tyson succeeded George Halvorson as chief executive in 2013 and had led the health care corporation for the last six years. Tyson was the company’s first black chief executive since it was founded in 1945.
His cause of death is unclear.
In its statement, Kaiser Permanente described Tyson as an “outstanding leader, visionary and champion for high-quality, affordable health care.”
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