Dr. Greg Gilbert provides his invaluable perspective, developed over more than two decades of working in Emergency Departments and leadership roles in various health systems, to Force 10’s exceptional team of health care specialists and the clients we serve.
A patient’s first interaction with a hospital is often in its Emergency Department. The care received can affect the entity’s reputation, and therefore its financial health. Greg’s extensive experience as an emergency medicine physician, professor, and medical director provides a senior medical professional’s perspective to the Force 10 health care team. His expertise helps the Force 10 team to assess how hospitals and individual departments within them can improve efficiency, move beyond outdated (20th century) systems, and strategize for the future without compromising quality or patient care.
Greg has worked at a number of hospital systems in California, including the Veterans Administration, Sutter Health, Kaiser, and Stanford Medicine. In addition to caring for patients in emergency medicine, he has been directly involved in health care management, especially in disaster planning and preparedness. Greg also has experience with FPPE and OPPE, and Baldrige Criteria and Magnet status requirements for improved performance. He understands how hospital policies are created, as he has written and reviewed policies and procedures, worked with medical staff offices, and has been involved with credentialing and peer review.
Using his talent for working collaboratively across teams, Greg serves on both clinical and operational committees at the county, state, and national level, and has helped to implement EMS systems in other countries. In his prior role as Chief Medical Executive for Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Greg gained substantial experience working with physician leaders in length-of-stay management, improving quality of patient care, and reducing readmission rates while maximizing financial outcomes.
Greg continues to act as the Medical Director of San Mateo County Emergency Medical Services, working closely with hospitals, fire departments, law enforcement, transporting agencies, and policy makers to implement and support lifesaving programs. He serves on San Mateo County’s Operations Committee, Medical Advisory Committee, and Quality Leadership Committee, and is part of the State of California’s Medical Directors Advisory Group. He has received over a dozen honors and awards in his field, published 15 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, written chapters in 10 medical books, and presented at over 80 conferences.
Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from SUNY-Geneseo and a medical degree from SUNY-Brooklyn Health Science Center Medical School. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine and an American College of Emergency Physicians teaching fellowship at Emory University. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services.