Julie Miller-Phipps will retire as president of Kaiser Permanente’s southern California and Hawaii operations in July, marking an finish to her 45-year profession with the built-in well being system, the corporate introduced Tuesday.
Miller-Phipps has led the Oakland, California-based firm’s enterprise in southern California since 2016 and in Hawaii since 2020. She beforehand was president of Kaiser Permanente Georgia from 2014 to 2016, and senior vice chairman of the Orange County, California, service space earlier in her profession.
During Miller-Phipps’ tenure, Kaiser Permanente membership in southern California, the place it operates 15 hospitals and 236 medical workplaces, grew by half one million folks to 4.8 million, based on the corporate. In Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente operates one hospital and 28 medical workplaces and clinics, and it covers 266,500 members.
Miller-Phipps contributed to Kaiser Permanente’s COVID-19 technique, which included mass vaccination hubs, testing websites and cellular assets, the information launch says. The firm credit her with serving to it quadruple inpatient capability throughout winter surges.
Kaiser Permanente developed two hospitals in San Diego throughout her time as president: San Diego Medical Center, which opened in 2017, and San Marcos Medical Center, which is ready to open in August.