Bernard J. Tyson, the late Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaiser Permanente — and in whose honor the school of medicine is named — was dedicated to addressing disparities within the U.S. healthcare system. In recognition of Tyson’s achievements, The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente have established The Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity, which began accepting applications on Monday and will remain open until July 8. The annual award will recognize healthcare organizations and their partners for initiatives that have addressed healthcare disparities in vulnerable populations, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Dr. Quyen Ngo-Metzger, KPSOM Professor of Health Systems Science, is a member of the award review panel.
From The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente:
Honoring his commitment to end healthcare disparities
Bernard J. Tyson health equity award application opens; KPSOM faculty member joins review panel