Since 2006, Andrew R. McCulloch has served as president of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan of the Northwest. Serving the states of Oregon and Washington, Kaiser Permanente provides medical care to over 550,000 members, along with a dental program serving over 250,000 members.
Under Andy’s leadership, Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region is consistently ranked as one of America’s highest performing health systems. Medicare has awarded the Northwest Region’s Medicare Advantage plan its coveted 5 Star rating for 5 consecutive years. The National Commission of Quality Assurance (NCQA) gave Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s Medicare and commercial plans the highest rating in the region in its most recent national survey results.
In the areas of customer service and community benefit, Kaiser Permanente is also recognized for its performance. In 2016— for the third year in a row — J.D. Power ranked Kaiser Permanente’s Health Plan #1 in customer satisfaction for Oregon and Washington. The Portland Business Journal has ranked Kaiser Permanente as #1 in corporate philanthropy for 2014 and 2015.
Andy received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and attended the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, where he received a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. In 2015, Minnesota’s School of Public Health awarded Andy the Gaylord W. Anderson MD Leadership Award, recognizing his leadership in the field of public health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, which awarded him its Regent’s Award recognizing his contributions to the field of health care administration. In 2016, Andy was named as one of the Portland Business Journal’s top 10 ‘Executives of the Year’ for leading Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s membership growth while navigating Oregon’s health care industry.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Andy held increasingly responsible executive roles at the University of North Carolina Health Care System, UW Medicine, PeaceHealth, and Mercy Health.
Andy is also active in a number of professional and civic organizations. He has a special interest in health equity issues. He has served as a founding member of Health Share of Oregon, a coordinated care organization serving Oregon’s Medicaid population. In recognition of his leadership in transforming Oregon’s health care financing and delivery, the Oregon Business Association named him as their Statesman of the Year in 2012.
Andy and his wife, Sally, reside in Lake Oswego, Oregon.