GRAND RAPIDS — Kim Horn, Priority Health’s former CEO, will take over this month as head of Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic region.
Horn, who departed Priority Health on May 1, starts as president of the Rockville, Md.-based Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States on Oct. 15. She’ll lead an organization that provides and coordinates care for 500,000 members through a health plan and its 29 medical centers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., with more than 1,000 physicians.
Kaiser Permanente selected Horn for the position Horn after an “extensive national search,” President and Chief Operating Officer Bernard Tyson said.
Horn served as Priority’s CEO for 16 years as the Grand Rapids-based health plan grew from 120,000 to about 600,000 members and spread across the Lower Peninsula to become Michigan’s second-largest health plan.
“Kaiser Permanente is a world-class organization and a national leader in integrated care delivery,” Horn said in a statement. “I’m eager to begin furthering Kaiser’s mission of providing high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve in the Mid-Atlantic states.”