Michelle Gaskill-Hames, BSN, MHA, has been named as regional president of Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii.
Gaskill-Hames will lead the health care organization’s focus on providing integrated, high-quality health care and coverage in partnership with the executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Kaiser Permanente provides care and coverage for nearly 5.2 million members in Southern California and Hawaii across 17 hospitals and more than 200 ambulatory facilities.
Gaskill-Hames served as interim president since April 2023 following the retirement of Julie Miller-Phipps.
“Michelle uses her deep operational knowledge and strategic focus to ensure that our members consistently receive high-quality care and service at every touchpoint,” said Janet Liang, executive vice president, group president and chief operating officer, care delivery, for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.
Gaskill-Hames began her career at the bedside as a neonatal intensive care registered nurse. In the 15 years prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, she delivered leadership vision, drove cultural transformation, and executed successful outcomes at several health systems. Gaskill-Hames also spent 8 years in strategic planning and operations improvement consulting in the health care practices at both Huron Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers.