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With Great Sadness, The Democracy Collaborate Mourns the Passing of Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman & CEO Kaiser Permanente

The staff at The Democracy Collaborative (TDC) and the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. Words can't express how much Bernard’s passing impacts all who were fortunate to have met and shared time with him. We would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to his family and his Kaiser Permanente family.

Under Bernard’s leadership, Kaiser Permanente was a founding member of the Healthcare Anchor Network. Thanks to his support, HAN is a growing national collaboration of 46 leading healthcare systems building more inclusive and sustainable local economies.

“He saw early on the importance of hospitals and health systems committing to health and equity,” stated Ted Howard, Co-founder and President of The Democracy Collaborative (TDC). “He was a man of courage, speaking out for the changes he knew were needed to ensure all can live fulfilling and healthy lives. The TDC and HAN family thank him for his leadership, and we will miss him greatly.”