Gregory A. Adams is executive vice president and group president reporting to the Chairman and CEO. He has direct responsibility for all seven Kaiser Permanente Regions, serving more than 10 million members and operating 38 hospitals and more than 620 medical office facilities. Greg's
accountabilities include co-leading Enterprise Shared Services to serve the
operational needs of the regions and leading
Kaiser Permanente's national Medicare care delivery strategy. He also has
responsibility for the organization's partnership with the National Basketball
Association, the first-ever health care partnership with the NBA.
Adams was appointed president of the Northern California Region for Kaiser Foundation
Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc. in April 2008. In January 2011, Adams was named
one of the organization’s Group Presidents, assuming additional responsibility
for the Mid-Atlantic Region and various national initiatives. In July 2013, Adams was appointed executive
vice president and in April 2016, he was named Group President for Kaiser
Permanente’s seven regions. In addition to his group president
responsibilities, he serves on the organization's National Executive Team and
Adams has 30 years of leadership experience as a senior health care
executive and strategic consultant. He started his career with Kaiser
Permanente in Southern California in 1999 and has held a number of executive
leadership positions within the organization. In the Southern California
Region, he served as senior vice president and service area manager of the
Tri-Central area and chief operating officer for the region. In 2007 he moved
to Northern California, where he was associate regional president and chief
operating officer before being named president.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Adams held several executive roles in
the health care industry, providing strategic and operational leadership for
hospitals, health systems and medical groups throughout the country. He was
senior vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Catholic
Healthcare West in Southern California; president and CEO of St. Bernadine
Medical Center in San Bernardino, California; chief operating officer for
Baptist Healthcare System of Southeast Texas; and director of Critical Care
Services for the Mayo Clinic’s St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He also
owned a health care firm that provided strategic and operational improvement
consulting for health care organizations.
Adams is past chair of the California Hospital Association's Board of
Trustees and serves on the executive committee. He is a member of the National
Association of Health Services Executives and also serves on the board of
directors for the California Chamber of Commerce.
Adams has a bachelor’s degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and a
master's degree in nursing administration from Wichita State University. He speaks regularly on issues related to
management, leadership and healthcare delivery and financing.