50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2017
President/CEO, Mission Health
Dr. Ronald Paulus has served as president and CEO of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health since September 2010. Soon after taking the helm at the integrated healthcare system, Paulus introduced an organizationwide quality improvement initiative focused on getting 'each and every patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience.' Before joining Mission Health, he was executive vice president of clinical operations and chief innovation officer at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. Before his time at Geisinger, Paulus was co-founder, president and CEO of CareScience, which later became part of the healthcare informatics division at Premier.