As president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Southern California, Julie Miller-Phipps directs Health Plan and Hospitals operations and partners with the leadership of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group to improve the health of more than 4.4 million members and their communities in an area that extends from Bakersfield to San Diego. More than 69,000 employees and 7,200 physicians work together to deliver high-quality, affordable care through this region’s 15 hospitals and 222 medical offices. Miller-Phipps, who brings more than 30 years of health care leadership experience, was appointed to this position in August 2016.
Miller-Phipps previously served as president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia where she was responsible for the delivery of health care needs to nearly 300,000 Kaiser Permanente members who are served through a network of 26 medical offices and specialty centers, as well as four contracted hospitals. Additionally, she oversaw 2,600 employees and worked closely with the 500 physicians of the Southeast Permanente Medical Group to strengthen the medical-management partnership for which Kaiser Permanente has become a model.
With more than 30 years of health care leadership experience, Miller-Phipps previously served as senior vice president and executive director for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals operations in Orange County, Calif. In this role, she directed Health Plan and Hospitals operations, supported by nearly 7,000 staff and 760 Permanente physicians, to provide care to more than 489,000 members.
Miller-Phipps earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton and a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of LaVerne. She also completed the Executive Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina and the University of Southern California Advanced Leadership Program.
An active member of the community, Miller-Phipps serves on the board of trustees of the Woodruff Arts Center, is a board member of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and is a member of the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center.
She has been honored for her community and professional leadership. She was one of 11 area leaders inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women of Achievement in 2016. She was named one of the Orange County Business Journal’s “Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders” for three years in a row, one of 14 “Game Changers” by the Orange County Register for her significant contributions to the Orange County business landscape, and one of the “Hot 25 Women in Business” by the Orange County Business Journal for her outstanding leadership and business acumen.