Executive Medical Director and Chairman, Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG); Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG); and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Permanente Federation, LLC
His leadership has led to a strong culture of collaboration, communication, collegiality, interdependence, innovation, and being the best at getting better.
In this role since January 2012, Dr. Ellison sets the strategic direction and has accountability for all aspects of care which impact quality, the patient experience, and financial performance at SCPMG. Under his leadership, SCPMG has navigated successfully through the Affordable Care Act and historic membership growth, while earning numerous awards and recognition for quality, safety, innovation, inclusion, and reducing care disparities among ethnically diverse patient populations.
Ed Ellison, MD, serves as executive medical director and chairman of the board for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG), one of the largest self-governing medical groups in the country, consisting of more than 7,400 physicians caring for more than 4.4 million Kaiser Permanente members in 222 medical offices and 15 hospitals across Southern California.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS