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Regional President - GA

Location Atlanta, Georgia Job Number 984304 Date posted 07/27/2021
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The Regional President position is a critical senior-level leadership role as both the market’s senior hospital/health plan leader with direct P&L accountability and as a leader for the overall KP Program.  The Regional President is directly accountable for ensuring that Kaiser Permanente develops the capability to deliver superior quality care and service, while also appropriately deploying its resources and positioning itself in its respective markets and in the industry to deliver superior quality care and service and to achieve long-term success and viability. The GA Regional President reports to the Executive Vice President and Group President, Markets Outside of California, and is the primary health plan partner to the local medical group holding appropriate authority to commit and speak for the health plan as outlined in the corporate governance of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospital. The Regional President is directly accountable for understanding and anticipating industry trends and for the delivery of hospital and health plan care and services to members and customers in the market and accomplishes this in partnership with The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG).  The Regional President also works in partnership with the Health Plan Operations team in the delivery of health plan productsand services. The Regional President is accountable for assuring continual assessment of market opportunities/challenges and developing and implementing business and operational plans which address growth/market share, service and quality of care, work environment, employer of choice climate, revenue, cost and margin targets, capital requirements and community involvement. The Regional President must balance and represent the multiple perspectives and priorities of the market and the enterprise in his/her leadership approach.  The success of the Regional President is evaluated against his/her ability and competence to produce the desired results within the market, while supporting enterprise initiatives to create balance and alignment. The Regional President is accountable for sponsoring and championing local and enterprise initiatives in his/her market including cultivating the support necessary to achieve the desired objectives of the initiative As an active member of the Regional Presidents Group (RPG), the Regional President participates in the development of program-wide strategy on operational issues related to capital and business plans, budgets, performance improvement measures, governance boards and investing in shared services capabilities to support the program.  The Presidents are co-owners of specific key initiatives sponsored by the National Executive Team (NET) and Kaiser Permanente Program Group (KPPG) and the ongoing evaluation of these initiatives. The Regional President may also actively serve as a liaison to a major enterprise function.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drive operational excellence by executing on business and operational plans focused on accelerated growth in market share, ease and convenience of access, clinical quality outcomes, financial performance, and community involvement and leadership.    

  • Own the market’s P&L managing a budget to support performance and growth.

  • Create a vision, strategy and capacity for growth (existing and new markets) and market leadership.   Manage future growth amid rapidly evolving market dynamics.

  • Own and lead the brand, the health plan, and healthcare delivery program in the market to ensure growth and sustainability.

  • Drive capital planning processes to include facilities and IT.

  • Wield resources and capabilities by engaging and leveraging shared services (e.g., health plan operations shared service team to deliver health plan products that meet the market’s needs).

  • Drive innovation, transformation and performance improvement initiatives that achieve growth, affordability, service, and quality objectives.

  • Stay abreast of the competitive market, industry, and government and regulatory environment to anticipate and assess implications for the local market, market, and enterprise.

  • Develop a strong community and brand presence in the local market.

  • Own the vision and direction of the market; leading change by engaging and influencing others and leading effectively in a shared service model with health plan and medical group.

  • Demonstrate enterprise leadership – participate in the Regional President Group (RPG) and the National Executive Team (NET); sponsor and develop program-wide strategies and align market /enterprise strategies and initiatives.

  • Manage organizational and local Board governance.

  • Establish and leverage effective relationships in the community with business, government and community leaders.

  • Build relationships with leaders of healthcare systems in the local market to deliver care.

  • Develop a high performing leadership team, building leadership capacity and bench strength.

  • Create and cultivate a diverse and inclusive work environment.

  • Drive and own building a sustaining, engaged and committed workforce and high performing culture that supports KP’s mission and enterprise/market/local objectives.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of broad experience including strong leadership and management experience around building high performing teams and a culture of accountability along with a deep understanding of health care industry dynamics and the managed care environment.



  • Bachelor’s degree or executive graduate level work or four (4) years equivalent experience.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.


License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Successful performance as a Regional President requires a strong set of leadership and management skills as well as broad health care experience, including experience leading and developing health plan markets, having a proven track record of growth and positive financial results (including turnarounds and transformation efforts)

  • In addition, the Regional President must have demonstrated leadership capacity to assume direct accountability for operations producing multi billion dollars in revenue and the ability to lead, motivate, coach, develop and mentor people to achieve agreed-upon results.

  • The Regional President must have strong financial acumen, strategic thinking capacity, effective communication skills and a proven track record of building and maintaining effective partnerships with all internal and external constituents. He/she must be a leader who demonstrates the capacity to understand, appreciate and advance local market values and culture.

  • The Regional President should be experienced in running an operation with P&L accountability and should have a deep understanding of health care delivery operations and health plan, health care financing and industry issues; solid health plan experience including Medicaid, Medicare, diverse funding arrangements and product portfolios.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hospital leadership experience is preferred.

  • MBA preferred.

Primary Location: Georgia,Atlanta,Regional Office - Storage Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE Executives|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Senior Executive Department: Po/Ho Corp - Rgnl Clrng-Georgia Health Plan - 0308 Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.