Julie Miller-Phipps will step down as president of Kaiser Permanente in southern California and Hawaii in July, ending her 45-year career in integrated healthcare, the company announced Tuesday.
Miller-Phipps has led the Oakland, California-based company’s business in southern California since 2016 and Hawaii since 2020. Previously, she was President of Kaiser Permanente Georgia from 2014 to 2016 and Senior Vice President of Orange County, California Service Area. earlier in her career.
During Miller-Phipps’ tenure, membership at Kaiser Permanente in southern California, where she operates 15 hospitals and 236 medical offices, grew by half a million to 4.8 million, according to the company. In Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente operates one hospital and 28 medical offices and clinics and serves 266,500 members.
The press release said Miller-Phipps contributed to Kaiser Permanente’s COVID-19 strategy, which included mass vaccination centers, testing sites and mobile resources. The company credits her for helping her quadruple hospital capacity during winter surges.
Kaiser Permanente built two hospitals in San Diego during her tenure as president: San Diego Medical Center, which opened in 2017, and San Marcos Medical Center, due to open in August.