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Julie Miller-Phipps

President, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals

THE LATEST: In December, Kaiser Permanente Southern California donated $650,000 to support recovery efforts after the Woolsey Fire, which spread across nearly 97,000 acres last fall. The funds went to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Ventura County Community Foundation.

BACKGROUND: Miller-Phipps oversees Kaiser’s 4.5 million members in a region that stretches from Bakersfield to San Diego. The health care system counts more than 73,000 employees, roughly 7,400 physicians, 15 hospitals and 230 medical offices in the region. Miller-Phipps also oversees nearly $1 billion in annual funding and grants. She was previously president of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia.

WORTH NOTING: Miller-Phipps got an early start in health care, volunteering as a candy striper at a local hospital when she was young. She serves in board and leadership positions for the California Hospital Association, and USC’s Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 2

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