Kirk Adams, longtime healthcare chief for the Service Employees International Union, is leaving that role to join the Healthcare Education Project, a joint effort of the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater New York Hospital Association.
Adams, 65, will help the Healthcare Education Project address national healthcare issues and protect federal healthcare funding for New York’s hospitals, nursing homes, home care providers and medical schools, according to a news release. He begins his new duties Sept. 14.
During Adams’ tenure at SEIU, the organization embraced partnerships that included the Healthcare Education Project and the Labor Management Partnership between Kaiser Permanente and 28 union locals.
SEIU has not decided who will take over his role, Adams said.