Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS, is executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), two of the largest and most distinguished medical groups in the nation. Together, TPMG and MAPMG have more than 10,000 Permanente physicians and over 35,000 nurses and staff delivering high-quality health care to nearly 5 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Isaacs also serves as co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, LLC, a consortium of all the Permanente Medical Groups in the nation, supporting the work of more than 21,000 Permanente physicians and 80,000 employees. In this role, Dr. Isaacs and co-CEO Ed Ellison, MD, provide strategic leadership and direction to all the Permanente Medical Groups, and to the national Kaiser Permanente Program. Kaiser Permanente is composed of the Permanente Medical Groups, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
Previously, Dr. Isaacs served as physician in chief for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, where he was responsible for all clinical operations throughout the inpatient and outpatient arenas. While physician in chief, Dr. Isaacs played a critical leadership role in helping his medical staff pioneer several innovative initiatives that were ultimately adopted by Kaiser Permanente nationwide.
In 2005, KP South Sacramento was the sentinel site for the successful implementation of Kaiser Permanente's electronic health record, KP HealthConnect, a technological accomplishment that inspired other pioneering applications using smart phone connectivity to further enhance the quality of care and patient experiences.
KP South Sacramento also was the first Level II trauma center in Kaiser Permanente, earning that designation in 2008. More recently, KP Greater Sacramento developed a strong NBA partnership and sports medicine model.