Ron Whiting

Sr. Director, Care Delivery Partnerships and Relationships

Ron Whiting
ronald.c.whiting@kp.org

Ron has over 20 years of experience working with hospitals, health systems, medical groups and not-for-profits. His work encompasses supporting care delivery strategies with an emphasis on developing third-party relationships that support Kaiser Permanente's goals of delivering high-quality, cost effective care.

Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Ron was a co-founder and Executive Director of the Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care and also operated a strategic health care consultancy. He has extensive experience with strategic planning processes, new program development and the development of strategic and business plans. Previously, Ron worked with a national physician-led health care strategy group and was Sr. Director for Strategic Development at Scripps Health in San Diego, California.

Ron holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Alliant University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pacific Union 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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