First entering the healthcare industry in 2008 amid one of our nation’s most significant economic downturns, I experienced firsthand how severely the hospitals that served the communities where I grew up could be affected by financial hardship. In dealing with those challenges, however, my eyes were also opened to the abundant opportunities that healthcare organizations have to improve in ways that help them to better serve those same communities. At ECG I am proud to carry out that mission of maximizing those opportunities that our clients are seeking, and to help them achieve their mission of healthcare excellence.
Paul’s diverse range of experience in healthcare finance and analytics is valuable to organizations seeking to enhance their operational and financial performance. In working strategically with physician and administrative leadership, he has a proven track record of identifying opportunities to improve efficiencies and maximize resource value. His knowledge of reimbursement models and cost structures within integrated healthcare systems is crucial for assisting physicians, clinical staff, and administrative leadership with their strategic planning efforts.
Prior to joining ECG, Paul worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). As Finance Manager, Paul managed a team in the analysis and financial controllership of three clinical service lines consisting of 150 physicians and an operating budget of $123 million. In that role, he developed comprehensive service line reporting and identified $8 million in savings as part of a cost containment initiative. As a Senior Financial Analyst, Paul led the financial planning and analysis for six service lines at UPMC’s flagship 1,517-bed hospital. He designed and rolled out operating room (OR) utilization reports to the system’s 20 different hospital and ASC locations, an effort that resulted in a 27% system-wide improvement of OR utilization.