Paul Minardi, M.D., to Lead New KP Medical Foundation

Dec. 2, 2022
Former executive medical director for the Washington Permanente Medical Group will head up foundation set up to support care delivery operations in Colorado and Washington

Kaiser Permanente has restructured its ambulatory care operations in Colorado and Washington state markets under the umbrella of the KP Medical Foundation, and named physician executive Paul Minardi, M.D., to lead the nonprofit organization.

Permanente Medical Groups are self-governed, physician-led, prepaid, multispecialty medical groups composed of more than 23,000 physicians.

Through the KP Medical Foundation, the Colorado Permanente Medical Group and the Washington Permanente Medical Group will have more aligned responsibility and accountability with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan to lead each market as one organization, including strategic planning, business planning, capital planning, growth, culture, and marketing, KP said.

As CEO of the KP Medical Foundation, Minardi will oversee the delivery of healthcare services and capabilities to medical groups in participating markets to support integrated delivery of high-quality, affordable healthcare. He will also focus on growth and furthering relationships with organizations in Kaiser Permanente’s other markets. Minardi will report directly to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals chair and CEO Greg Adams and sit on the KP Medical Foundation board of directors.

“Paul is an accomplished physician leader with proven experience in leading care delivery,” said Adams, in a statement. “We are confident that his leadership will guide the KP Medical Foundation to quickly and expertly support our Colorado and Washington markets in delivering on the mission of Kaiser Permanente.”

Minardi has served more than 36 years in medicine, most recently as the executive medical director for the Washington Permanente Medical Group. Prior to that he served as executive vice president of finance and strategy for The Permanente Federation — the national consortium representing the eight Permanente Medical Groups — and as medical director of business management for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

While at Kaiser Permanente Riverside, he was the physician lead for population care, home care, quality, continuing care, risk, and inpatient utilization management, and he also oversaw its family medicine residency program.

The integrated health system also recently announced plans for future growth in Colorado. It is investing $100 million to build new and upgraded medical facilities in eight communities across Colorado’s Front Range.

“We’re proud to serve and invest in Colorado and build for the future,” said Mike Ramseier, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado, in a statement. “We’ve been laser-focused on providing the best healthcare, access, and affordability, and it’s paying off. Our membership

Kaiser Permanente currently serve 12.6 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia.

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