Sarah MacDonald

Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Senior Director
sarah.macdonald@kp.org

Sarah brings 15 years of health care experience to Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development and Care Delivery Relationships. Since 2006, she has managed the Corporate Development team and function. Her focus is third-party collaboration in support of Kaiser Permanente’s business objectives. Sarah provides oversight on transaction structures for corporate development. She has completed multiple acquisitions and agreements with third parties during her tenure with Kaiser Permanente.

Sarah joined Kaiser Permanente’s Corporate Development and Ventures in 1999 and initially worked on new products and business lines. Sarah has also worked within Kaiser Permanente hospital and nursing operations to develop and build their strategic planning and analytical function. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Sarah worked in health care consulting with an emphasis on hospital operations.

Sarah earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and bachelor’s degree in history from Middlebury College.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"It was easy for us to build a strong relationship with Kaiser Permanente’s Corporate Development team because they share our commitment to high-quality health care and interest in innovation. Their impressive understanding of our industry and the marketplace allowed us to structure a service model that worked well for both parties and retained the values of both our organizations."
Jim Booth, Chief Executive Officer, Comfort Keepers Franchising, Inc.

"This team is extremely responsive and thoughtful in their evaluation of opportunities so they can fully understand and maximize their potential in delivering on care quality and patient interests/satisfaction. They quickly set themselves apart because of their sophisticated understanding of health care rooted in Kaiser Permanente’s well-established integrated care delivery system. Their unique industry position gives them the ability to quickly and productively integrate new and enhanced products and services into patient care."
Court H. Houseworth, Managing Director, Cain Brothers & Company, LLC

"The transactional skills, technical capabilities and professionalism of Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development and Ventures are among the best I've seen. Their involvement significantly accelerated Broadlane's relationship with Kaiser Permanente."
Bob Brada, President, Broadlane

"Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development is focused on driving the highest possible quality of care delivery and efficiency. Their strong business acumen, high professionalism and negotiating abilities achieved great operational success that allowed Nursefinders to navigate a large and complex organization. From our experience, their team is industry leading in all regard."
Bob Livonius, Nursefinders

"Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development was central to the merger and integration of the Buena Ventura Medical Group into Kaiser Permanente. Their thorough due diligence, market knowledge and commitment to a true partnership allowed for a smooth integration that ultimately benefited the citizens of Buena Ventura county as well as Kaiser Permanente members."
Jim Malone, Buena Ventura Medical Group

"LifeStation has had the pleasure of partnering with Kaiser Permanente’s Corporate Development group for the last two years. The team’s commitment to Kaiser’s goals and finding the best solution for their members was immediately evident in their rigorous partner selection process. We have often commented within our company on their professionalism and dedication. Collaborating with the Kaiser Corporate Development group has made our company better as they constantly push us and themselves as they work to improve the quality of care that the KP system delivers to their membership."
Daniel Oppenheim, LifeStation, Inc.

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