Trish Rodriguez is senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento and Elk Grove, California. In this role, she oversees health plan and hospital operations, including a Level II Trauma Center, and is responsible for the provision of health care to more than 213,000 Kaiser Permanente members in the South Sacramento County area. Kaiser Permanente covers more than half of the commercial market in this area and employs almost 5,000 employees and physicians.
In a career that spans from Calgary to Hawaii to California, Trish has more than 30 years of broad experience in health care operations. In 1991 she joined the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan facility at the Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu as a charge nurse. She then accepted the position of community medical auditor, was promoted to operations manager and director of emergency services, and ultimately served as assistant hospital administrator/chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. In 2009 she transferred to the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center as its chief operating officer. She was named to her current position in 2011.
Trish is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, and a master’s degree in public health from University of Hawaii. Trish also attended the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. Her community leadership roles include past chair of the American Heart Association and the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Currently she serves as vice chair of Align Capital Region and as a board member of Linked Learning Alliance, the Crocker Art Museum, and Valley Vision. She is also a member of the Sacramento Host Committee and the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change.