He was a transformational leader in health care, health equity, mental health care, and addressing social and structural drivers of health whose influence was recognized worldwide. He understood that Kaiser Permanente’s work extended beyond our medical centers and into the larger community.
As chairman and CEO, Tyson championed major initiatives around making care and coverage more affordable for Kaiser Permanente's members and customers. He was an outspoken leader of Kaiser Permanente's efforts to address the social and structural drivers of health—such as access to food, transportation, and affordable housing—as a way to improve the health of individuals and communities. He was a passionate advocate of Kaiser Permanente’s holistic approach to care and working with clinicians he sought to transform Kaiser Permanente’s approach to mental health and wellness, focusing on new care models, mental resilience, medical research, and reducing stigma. Tyson was a powerful spokesperson for Kaiser Permanente’s commitment and efforts to address climate change and its effects on health.