Kaiser Permanente Names Kim Horn President of
Mid-Atlantic States Region

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SOURCE Kaiser Permanente

Executive led five-fold membership growth at Priority Health, revenue over $2 billion

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Kim Horn has been named
president of Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
. Horn, who has more
than 25 years of executive-level experience developing and operating provider-sponsored
managed care organizations, will begin her new role October 15. Horn fills the position
held by Marilyn Kawamura, who in January 2012 announced an early retirement.

"After an extensive national search, we're pleased that Kim will be leading Kaiser
Permanente's award-winning Mid-Atlantic States region," said Bernard Tyson, Kaiser
Permanente president and chief operating officer. "We're confident Kim's experience and
proven track record, and partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, will
help strengthen the expansion of capacity and internalization efforts currently underway in
the region."

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Md.,
provides and coordinates complete health care services for nearly 500,000 members
through 29 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  Founded in
1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization
comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that
features 1,000 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area.

Beginning in 2011, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has opened three new
multi-specialty medical centers in Washington, D.C., Gaithersburg, Md., and McLean, Va.
Another medical center is slated for opening in South Baltimore County in April 2013, and
major expansions and renovations are planned for Kaiser's Largo, Maryland, medical

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States was named the highest-rated Medicare
health plan in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. in 2011, according to rankings by
the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The region has also been rated the
highest in member satisfaction in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. by J.D. Power
and Associates four years in a row.

Horn was most recently the president and chief executive officer of Grand Rapids-based
Priority Health.  In this position, she oversaw membership growth from 120,000 to over
600,000, with revenue exceeding $2 billion. Horn was responsible for leading the
organization's vision and strategic direction, developing a comprehensive and diversified
portfolio of health and wellness solutions, and guiding the corporation's financial and
operating performance.

Horn came to Priority Health from Mercy Health Plan (Care Choices and Preferred
Choices), the insurance subsidiary of Mercy Health Services in Farmington Hills,
Michigan.  At Mercy Health Plan, she was chief operating officer and prior to that, chief
financial officer. Horn was with the southeast Michigan-based insurer from 1988 through

Prior to her move to Mercy Health Plan, Horn was vice president of finance administration
for Health Plan of Mid America; an HMO owned by Research Medical Center in Kansas
City, Mo.  Prior to that, she was the Controller and Business Affairs Director for Physicians
Health Plan based in Lansing, Michigan.

Horn previously served as President of the Michigan Association of Health Plans, a voice
for the industry representing 17 health plans and more than 2.1 million health care
consumers throughout the state of Michigan.
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