As president and chief executive officer of Northwest Permanente Medical Group, Dr. Imelda Dacones leads more than 1,700 physicians, clinicians and administrative staff to provide care to more than 600,000 Kaiser Permanente members in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Dr. Dacones joined Kaiser Permanente in 1999 as a primary care physician in internal medicine and became a hospitalist full time in 2002. In 2011, she served as the physician leader for the planning and opening of Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. After 5 years as the lead hospitalist for the West Service Area, she became, in 2011, the physician leader for the planning and opening of Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. She became the chief of staff and chief medical officer of Westside Medical Center by the time the facility opened in 2013. Before becoming the CEO and president of Northwest Permanente, Dr. Dacones also was the regional chief medical officer and director of hospital operations for Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region.
Dr. Dacones received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Chicago, where she also completed her internship and residency training.