Workweek May 24, 2023
Blake Madden

Today we’re diving into the Risant Health developing story, including Kaiser’s decision to form the new health system and Geisinger’s decision to join it.


  • Kaiser Permanente formed a new nonprofit health system called Risant Health.
  • Risant Health will have significant financial backing as a subsidiary of Kaiser.
  • Risant’s first member is Geisinger, based in Pennsylvania. Geisinger’s CEO Jaewon Ryu will lead Risant.
  • Over the next 5 years, Risant will target smaller integrated care delivery organizations (e.g., nonprofit health systems with a health insurance offering) with the goal of hitting $35 billion in system revenue.
  • The nonprofit health system members will operate independently but hold affiliation with Risant.
  • Risant provides a potential lifeline for health systems...

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