OAKLAND, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFHP/H) has announced the appointment of Paul B. Records as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for the organization. Records has been leading the national human resources function on an acting basis since late-2007. In addition to overseeing the company's relations with its 30 unions, he has been spearheading the development of the company's first-ever People Strategy, intended to help drive top business performance by strategically focusing on improving and streamlining people-related tools, systems and processes.
"Through his leadership, Paul B. Records is building a highly effective human resources practice at Kaiser Permanente," said KFHP/H Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, George C. Halvorson. "He is helping us achieve our cornerstone goal of becoming the best place to work, recognizing that in order for us to provide the best care to our members and service to our communities we also must provide a dynamic and supportive workplace to our employees. We value Paul's tremendous experience and passion for excellence, and are glad he's with us."
With 28 years of experience in the HR profession, Records joined Kaiser Permanente in January 2006 as senior vice president, Human Resources for the Northern California Region. In that role, he undertook a complete realignment of key recruiting and administrative operations in the region to better serve the needs of the business.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Records served as vice president, corporate human resources for McKesson Corporation, where he led a successful company-wide transformation of the human resources function. He also spent 21 years with Champion International Corporation in Stamford, Connecticut, in a variety of human resources and organizational development positions, culminating in his final role at Champion as chief HR officer.
Records holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health plan. Founded
in 1945, it is a not-for-profit; group practice prepayment program
headquartered in Oakland, Calif. Kaiser Permanente serves the health care
needs of nearly 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of
Columbia. Today it encompasses the not-for-profit Kaiser Foundation Health
Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, and the
private Permanente Medical Groups. Nationwide, Kaiser Permanente includes
approximately 160,000 technical, administrative and clerical employees and
caregivers, and more than 13,000 physicians representing all specialties.
The organization's health care Labor Management Partnership is the largest
health care partnership in the United States. It governs how more than
130,000 workers, managers, physicians and dentists work together to make
Kaiser Permanente the best place to receive care, and the best place to
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