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Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson to retire
Los Angeles Times

The longtime chairman and chief executive of Kaiser Permanente, George Halvorson, plans to retire in December 2013, and the nonprofit health system is searching for a new leader.

Halvorson, 65, helped build the Oakland company into the nation’s largest nonprofit insurer and hospital system, with more than 9 million customers and nearly $50 billion in annual revenue. It employs 17,000 physicians nationwide. Kaiser is the largest health maintenance organization in California with about 6.6 million members. It runs 35 hospitals in the state.