Imelda Dacones, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Permanente
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 • 2:45 PM–4:00 PM
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Permanente, P.C. Imelda Dacones, MD, leads more than 1,700 physicians, clinicians and administrators at the largest independent, physician-led, multi-specialty professional corporation in Oregon and southwest Washington. Together, these physicians deliver Permanente Medicine — evidence- and value-based health care with humanity — to more than 600,000 Kaiser Permanente members. Dr. Dacones is a passionate advocate for addressing the social and environmental determinants of health, and is working to transform the culture, practice, and business of medicine. Under her leadership, Northwest Permanente became the world’s first physician group certified as a B Corp – a status that underscores a strong corporate commitment to use business as a force for good. As the recently-elected chair of The Permanente Federation’s National Permanente Executive Committee, Dr. Dacones has responsibility for the people of The Permanente Federation. As a member of the Board of Directors of the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, she looks to impact the medical education of future generations of physicians in this country in order that they spread the mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care and improve the health of people and our communities.