"An exceptional leader, visionary and champion of high quality, affordable health care for all Americans, Bernard was a tireless supporter of Kaiser Permanente, our members and the communities we serve," the company said in a statement Sunday.  Based in Oakland, California, Kaiser Permanente is a hospital and non-profit health care system serving 12.3 million people in eight states and the District of Columbia. The group's executive vice president and president, Gregory Adams, has been named interim chairman and CEO, the company said Sunday.
"The light to this world is off", Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, tweeted on Sunday. "He has always done so much for others and for the world. One of the greatest CEOs in the world. I will always remember him with LOVE in my heart."
In recent years, Tyson has become known as a leading voice in race issues.
"You would think that my experience as a senior executive would be different than a black man working in a retail or food service to support his family. Yet he and I both understand the commonality of black men's experience, which remains consistent, regardless of economic status or position, "Tyson writes, adding that he was followed in high-end stores and had servers in restaurants explaining to him how to advise "since obviously black men do it i don't understand this concept. "
"What I am looking for is to bring the most diverse population in my organization and to eavesdrop on the shining minds that come from a universe of experiences that are very different depending on how you say snali, your community, your neighborhood, how solve problems, "said Tyson Event AT & T on Tuesday.
"Getting involved is very important to me and that means when I step into the room – yes, I can be different from everyone on the table – but I don't have to" fit in. " I can go in and be who I am and create a different organism within this dynamic group to take the presentation to the next level, "he said.