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Bernard Tyson, the charismatic chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente and one of the most influential business figures in the Bay Area, died early Sunday morning. He was 60.

The company issued a statement Sunday saying Tyson died unexpectedly in his sleep. No cause of death was immediately available.

The Kaiser board named Gregory A. Adams, executive vice president and group president, as interim chairman and CEO.

Tyson has led Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente, a not-for-profit managed care organization…

United Concierge Medicine offers a service that can cut down people using the ER when they don't need it. Says its co-founder: “We're literally talking to every insurer in New York state.”

Seventy-five percent of Triad hospitals received an “A” grade in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the nation’s only rating focused entirely on patient safety.

Twelve Triad hospitals received an “A,” two received a “B” and two received a “C.” (Grades are listed below). Leapfrog does not rank some hospitals because they are too small or because they provided incomplete data.

Highlights of Leapfrog's fall report include:

More than 2,600 hospitals were graded; 33% earned an “A,”…

Broadway Sacramento and Dignity Health have cancelled a naming rights deal for a downtown theater following concerns of a possible boycott by Sacramento’s LGBT community.

Two weeks ago, Dignity Health announced its five-year agreement to put its name on Broadway Sacramento’s theater at 1419 H St. It would have been the San Francisco-based health system's first naming-rights sponsorship in the Sacramento region.

Broadway Sacramento is one of the largest performing arts groups in the area,…

When a local leader dies, the tributes and remembrances typically follow. But when Bernard Tyson died Sunday, the nation mourned with us as well.

The message was clear: His influence reached far beyond health care and far beyond the Bay Area. From helping shape national health policy to speaking out on race, diversity and homelessness, Tyson affected many people and many issues.

Some Kaiser patients posted how he had personally helped them.

There was official reaction as well, from California…

Elyse Stoltz Dickerson leads strategy and day-to-day operations at Eosera Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas.

Atrium Health clarified the specificity of its potential paring with Winston-Salem's Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine last week.

After recent news that the three entities are taking further steps to solidify what is being called a “strategic combination,” interested parties were left to wonder just what that means.

Some of the language in the announcement, such as the phrase: “unique and transformative academic health care system one step closer to reality,” sounded…

Recent policy proposals unveiled from Gov. Charlie Baker and the state Senate envision giving the Health Policy Commission more power to oversee drug companies.

Milestone Equipment Holdings, a St. Charles-based logistics firm, acquired a trailer leasing office in Jacksonville, Florida, last month – this part of a larger strategy to grow in the Southeast and connect with Florida and Georgia customers.

Milestone, a transportation equipment leasing company, is one of the St. Louis region's largest privately held companies, with 2018 revenue of $211.9 million. It has expanded into several new locations this year, including a branch office Orlando that opened…

The Boston asset manager is seeing net inflows into its funds, while some of its peers continue to struggle.