Jeff Collins Named President of Kaiser Permanente Northwest
OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Corporate Office Headquarters has announced that Jeff Collins is the new regional president for Kaiser Permanente in the Northwest. In this role, Collins will lead all health plan and hospital operations for Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and southwest Washington, which, as the area's largest nonprofit health plan, provides care for more than 628,000 medical and 289,000 dental members.
Collins joined Kaiser Permanente in 2008 and has a 35-year history of strong leadership and expertise across complex health care systems in California, Florida, and Michigan. He has been interim president for Kaiser Permanente in the Northwest since June 1.
"Over the past 75 years, we've built a foundation of superior health care services for our patients, members, and communities," said Greg Adams, Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO. "We're pleased to bring to the Northwest a proven leader of Jeff's caliber as we continue to deliver on our mission of high-quality, affordable health care, now — during the COVID-19 pandemic — and for many years to come."
Before arriving in the Northwest, Collins co-led Kaiser Permanente's 14 service areas in Northern California, comprised of 21 hospitals and 257 medical offices and serving 4.5 million members. Prior to that, he was senior vice president/area manager in 3 of those service areas.
In his new position, Collins is responsible for leading the Northwest health plan and hospitals leadership team and partnering closely with the Northwest Permanente Medical Group and Permanente Dental Associates, as well as Kaiser Permanente's labor partners. His role also includes responsibility for initiatives in the Northwest that address the social health needs of our members and the local community. This includes grants, donations, and strategic investments that strengthen resources for housing, food, and economic opportunity.
"Jeff stepped into his interim role during the throes of a worldwide pandemic," said Kim Horn, executive vice president and group president for Kaiser Permanente markets outside California. "He is effectively executing a reactivation plan providing members safe access to high-quality care, including dramatically increased access to telehealth and virtual services that enable members to receive care in the safety and comfort of their homes. Under Jeff's leadership, Northwest's expansion of virtual care will be part of the new ways we are meeting members' expectations for quality and convenience."
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