President, CEO: Robert Stavis, Ph.D., MD
Dr. Stavis graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine with an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. He trained in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and in Neonatology at New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center. He founded the NICU at Bryn Mawr Hospital in 1981, the first community hospital-based Level III NICU in the Philadelphia region. He developed intensive educational and service outreach programs, and was the first in the region to integrate NNPs into clinical practice. His group ultimately expanded to nine physicians and nine NNPs covering two Level III and one Level II NICUs. He currently serves as the Clinical Director of the NICUs and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics of Main Line Health. Dr. Stavis has a range of clinical interests from bioethics to neonatal screening to liquid ventilation. He has always tried to make technology work for neonates. Although he did not have an IT background, he saw the need for systematic data collection in the NICU and began work on Crib Notes™ in 1991. The NICUs that he directed have been essentially paperless since the mid-1990s. Based on the belief that hospitals would acquire systems specifically designed for the NICU only if the system could be commercially supported, Dr. Stavis founded Grand Rounds™ Software to make Crib Notes™ available for neonatology physicians, nurses and other team members across the country.
General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer: George Stavis, Esq.
George Stavis has been involved in the business and legal affairs of Crib Notes™ from its inception. An honors graduate of Columbia Law School, he has extensive experience in the business and non-profit sectors, including serving as the chief executive of a mid-size company for nine years. As a corporate lawyer, in addition to his work on behalf of Crib Notes™, he has been a principal attorney in a number of transactions, including the sale of a biotechnology company and the sale of an international business unit of a software/hardware company. In connection with Crib Notes™, Mr. Stavis created the operating entity for the company, and has structured the business relationships with hospitals and business partners. In connection with his non-profit work, in 1986 Mr. Stavis received recognition in the form of a Congressional Award for community service from then-Congressman Leon Panetta, the present Secretary of Defense.
Vice President – Sales and Business Development: Michael Paulsen, RN, BS-BA
Michael Paulsen brings to Grand Rounds™ Software a proven track record of growing and developing sales forces as well as bringing new medical products to market. Mr. Paulsen has a strong clinical background in Critical Care medicine and 26 years of experience selling high tech products in a variety of clinical settings, including specialty units such as the NICU, PICU, Labor and Delivery, OR, ICU, ER. His clinical background assists him in understanding the unique needs of the medical community he serves and helps him to create solutions for customers that enhance their ability to serve patients and families alike. Mr. Paulsen completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Cardinal Stritch University in Minneapolis and has advanced certifications in Sales Management from Miller-Heiman Corporation in addition to maintaining an active license as a Registered Nurse.
Director of Technology: Kurt Starsinic
As Director of Technology, Kurt Starsinic drives the strategic direction of Grand Rounds™ Software to ensure that the technology plans and practices result in high-quality, cost-effective solutions. Kurt brings 25 years of experience in IT and Software Development, as an architect, manager, and consultant. He has served in a senior role in a variety of fields, including financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, and insurance. Kurt has an extensive background in complex regulatory regimes, data warehousing, business intelligence, decision support systems, and mission-critical software development. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a continuing commitment to delivering and supporting high-quality software, while maintaining a user-focused approach and meeting aggressive schedule, budget, and business requirements.
Director – Client Services: Phyllis Barnett, MS, MT(ASCP)
Ms. Barnett manages Crib Notes™ implementations and client projects. She is responsible for the customization and integration of Crib Notes™ into customer NICUs, providing structure and methodology to the implementation process as well as conducting software training for Crib Notes™ users. Phyllis Barnett also manages post-implementation optimization, education and implementation of new Crib Notes™ functionality. Ms. Barnett joined Grand Rounds™ Software in 2008 with over twenty years of experience in healthcare information technology, much of it focused in directing and facilitating clinical application implementations. She also has a clinical background, having worked as a Medical Technologist. Phyllis holds a Master's of Science Degree in Information Systems and Operations Management and has an undergraduate degree in Microbiology.