While working as a field Paramedic, Gregory Paulson helped many patients who needed emergency care, and many who sought refuge in the emergency room when they actually needed accessible primary care and social services. A desire to improve how the healthcare system responded to patients led him into healthcare administration, and in 2013, to Trenton Health Team as one of its first employees.
“The opportunity to work with Trenton Health Team intrigued me because it offers a chance to work on the healthcare problems and experiences I saw as a paramedic, in an environment where healthcare institutions are collaborating to build health and well-being in the community they serve,” he said.
As THT Deputy Director, Greg led the effort to develop and launch the Trenton Health Information Exchange (HIE) and worked to build its value for stakeholders through expanded reporting and analytics. He also worked to hire THT’s initial staff and establish programmatic and operational infrastructure to create a foundation for the organization’s growth.
Greg was promoted to Executive Director in May 2015. He spearheaded THT’s visioning and strategic planning efforts and has guided the organization’s growth from 11 employees with a $1.5M budget to 45 employees with a $6.1M budget in 2021.
He also has represented THT in national initiatives focused on improving population health through multi-sector alignment and the particular role of a “backbone” or “integrator” organization serving as a steward of regional health and well-being.
Greg earned his BA in Psychology from Princeton University, followed by the Post- Baccalaureate PreMedical Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his MS in Emergency Services Management at Drexel University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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