January 30, 2023

Kaiser Permanente has reorganized its outpatient care services in the Colorado and Washington markets under the KP Medical Foundation umbrella, adding lead physician Dr. Paul Minardi appointed head of the non-profit organization.

Permanent Medical Groups are self-governing, physician-led, prepaid, multi-specialty medical groups composed of more than 23,000 physicians.

Through the KP Medical Foundation, Colorado Permanente Medical Group and Washington Permanente Medical Group will have more aligned responsibility and accountability with the Kaiser Foundation’s healthcare plan to run each market as an organization, including strategic planning, business planning, capital planning, growth, culture and marketing, KP said.

As CEO of the KP Medical Foundation, Minardi will oversee the delivery of healthcare services and capacity to medical groups in the participating markets to support the integrated delivery of quality and affordable healthcare. He will also focus on growing and developing relationships with organizations in Kaiser Permanente’s other markets. Minardi will report directly to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Chairman and CEO Greg Adams and will sit on the board of directors of the KP Medical Foundation.

“Paul is an accomplished medical leader with proven experience managing care services,” Adams said in a statement. “We are confident that his leadership will guide the KP Medical Foundation to quickly and expertly support our Colorado and Washington markets in fulfilling Kaiser Permanente’s mission.”

Minardi has been in the medical field for more than 36 years, most recently as Executive Medical Director for Washington Permanente Medical Group. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of finance and strategy at The Permanente Federation – the national consortium representing the eight Permanente Medical Groups – and medical director of corporate governance at Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

While at Kaiser Permanente Riverside, he was the senior physician for population care, home care, quality, continuous care, risk and inpatient use management and also oversaw the family medicine residency program.

The integrated healthcare system also recently announced plans for future growth in Colorado. It is investing $100 million to build new and upgraded medical facilities in eight communities in Colorado’s Front Range.

“We are proud to serve and invest in Colorado and build for the future,” Kaiser Permanente Colorado President Mike Ramseier said in a statement. “We’ve focused on providing the best healthcare, access and affordability, and it’s paying off. Our membership

Kaiser Permanente currently serves 12.6 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia.

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