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CEO, Mission Health
Dr. Paulus is president and CEO of Mission Health, the only health system ever designated as one of the nation’s Top 15 health systems for four consecutive years (Thomson Reuters 2012, its successor Truven Health Analytics 2013-2015). Mission Health is a $1.6 billion integrated health system serving all of western North Carolina.
Before joining Mission Health System, Dr. Paulus was executive vice president, clinical operations and CIO at Geisinger Health System. Prior to joining Geisinger, Dr. Paulus was co-founder and later CEO of CareScience, Inc. now part of Premier healthcare informatics with the software in use in nearly 1,000 hospitals and health systems nationwide.
Dr. Paulus also serves on the boards for: Mercy Health System (St. Louis), University of North Carolina, Asheville, Carolina Day School and Chairs the board for the Mountain Area Health Education Cooperative (Asheville). He was voted one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders, and was among the Top 20 on that list.