Trish Rodriguez is the Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento and Elk Grove. 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 229,000 Kaiser Permanente members in the South Sacramento County area. Kaiser Permanente insures more than 50 percent of the commercial market in the south area and employs nearly 6,000 employees and physicians.
Ms. Rodriguez is a health care professional with more than three decades of broad experience in health care operations. Her career spans from Calgary, Alberta Canada, to Hawaii to California. In 1991 she joined our 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 February 2011.
Ms. Rodriguez is a Registered Nurse and earned her master’s degree in public health from the University of Hawaii and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Lethbridge, in Alberta Canada. Trish has also attended the KP Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School.
Her community leadership roles include past chairperson for both the American Heart Association and the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as the Chair of Valley Vision, and a Board Member of the Crocker Art Museum. She is also a member of the Sacramento Host Committee and the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change. She was named Businesswoman of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber
in 2019, and a Most Admired CEO by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2021. She also earned the Sacramento Kings’ Women of Inspiration Community Impact Award in 2021.