Bernard J. Tyson to Receive the National Minority Quality Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente

Friday, January 25, 2019

Washington, DC — The National Minority Quality Forum’s (NMQF)
Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes achievement in ensuring that
members of this country’s marginalized populations receive optimal
health care. NMQF is pleased to announce the 2019 Lifetime Achievement
Award recipient Bernard J. Tyson.

Tyson currently serves as Kaiser Permanente’s Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, and has been lauded as one of the world’s most
influential leaders in health care by Modern Healthcare. In this role,
he leads the nation’s leading health care providers, with operating
revenues of nearly $73 billion, while finding innovative ways to disrupt
health care for the betterment of people’s health and well-being. He
has remained committed to eliminating health disparities and building
sustainable healthy communities by delivering affordable, accessible,
and high-quality care to millions nationwide.

In announcing the 2019 awardee, Gary Puckrein, PhD, President and CEO
of the National Minority Quality Forum, stated, “We are truly excited
to honor Bernard J. Tyson. With over three decades of work in the health
care industry, he has vigorously worked to better health outcomes for
everyone, especially our most marginalized populations. His efforts are
an exemplification of NMQF’s mission to improve the quality and safety
of health care.”

Upon being announced as the 2019 honoree, Tyson stated, “I am honored
to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Minority
Quality Forum. We must continue to think about how we are delivering
care to everyone. At Kaiser Permanente, we have a focused strategy on
equity, inclusion and diversity, allowing us to provide high-quality,
affordable, and culturally responsive care to all members.”

Tyson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National
Minority Quality Forum’s 16th Annual Summit on Health Disparities Gala
to be held on the evening of April 9th in Washington, DC.

A few past recipients of the Award include: Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
Majority Leader Harry Reid, Congressman John Lewis, and Merck CEO
Kenneth Frazier.

For information about the 2019 Annual Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust, please visit


About NMQF:
The National Minority Quality Forum assists health care providers,
professionals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and community
and faith-based organizations in delivering appropriate health care to
minority communities. This assistance is based on providing the evidence
in the form of science, research, and analysis that will lead to the
effective organization and management of system resources to improve the
quality and safety of health care for the entire U.S. population,
including minorities.


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