10 Questions with Greg Everson
Greg Everson is senior manager for patient care information systems at Cape Cod Healthcare. For Epic implementation project, Greg is the acute care project manager responsible for Epic applications affecting patient care in both the CCH and FH Emergency Centers. He also oversees applications for inpatient and critical care units for nursing and physicians, pharmacy, quality and regulatory, infection control, case management and social work, maternity/L&D, inpatient behavioral health, inpatient rehab and therapies.
1. If you could have another career, what would it be?
Ooh, any other career? [thinking] Aspirationally, I’d like to be a professional golfer. I know it’s not realistic, but that’s what I spend a lot of my free time doing. Unfortunately, my real job takes a lot of time away from the golf course for me. [laughs]
2. Favorite food?
Italian food, seafood. I grew up on the Cape; I’m from here. Italian and seafood. Can’t go wrong!
3. What’s the next thing on your to-do list?
Continue to finalize our Epic Go-Live Command Center logistics and wrap up a couple of outstanding order sets to build into Epic and get our mobile devices ready. I’ve enjoyed the transformation and build of the system for how much it will improve our operations -- and provide better care for our patients, which is what we’re all about at CCHC.
I have an amazing team that have worked tremendously hard on the project and am proud of the great work they’ve done.
4. Do you have a hidden passion?
I really love history and in particular American history – from the Revolutionary War and the founding fathers, through the Civil War and World War I and World War II. My grandparents were in the service, they were part of the Greatest Generation. I always revered their stories. Their experience was so different than today.
I like reading and documentaries, but it’s all mine. My wife doesn’t really share this interest. [laughs]
5. What are you putting off at the moment?
I played golf in college, and I play some competitive golf in the summer. I really wasn’t able to play this year. I also referee hockey and I haven’t been skating or anything for a while. COVID was part of the reason for that, but Epic was, too. It’s okay, the light’s at the end of the tunnel.
6. What is the most important thing to you?
We have an 8-month-old daughter. She was born right before COVID. Her name is Adrienne Mary, we call her Adie May. She’s named Adie after my maternal grandmother and Mary after my wife’s.
She’s such a happy baby. I come home at the end of a stressful day and it’s so great to hear her laugh and smile and play. Her personality is really coming out now. We like going out for walks and we bring her to West Barnstable where she can see the goats and a farm. We spend time on the water. She loves it.
7. Favorite movie?
Caddyshack and Slapshot are my two favorites. Both sequels are awful, but both the originals are my favorites.
8. If you didn’t live on the Cape, where would you live and why?
The Cape is where I grew up. I went away for school and work, but always knew I wanted to come back here. The Cape is really my dream home.
My parents got a place in Boca Grande -- I could see myself living there, but I travelled for six years as a consultant. It just further solidified that the Cape is a special place to be. You can’t appreciate what you have until you don’t have it for a little bit.
9. What’s your favorite spot on the Cape?
My wife and I have a boat in Osterville, so just going out to Sampson’s Island and going out into the Sound, fishing. That’s why you live here.
My other favorite spot is the Cotuit Highgrounds Golf Course. Love the Highgrounds.
10. What song is stuck in your head at the moment?
I’ve always been a huge classic rock fan and unfortunately Eddie VanHalen died last week. You know what I’ve had it stuck in my head? The intro to VanHalen’s Eruption, that’s been stuck in my head.
Also, songs from baby toys. [sings] “Welcome down to color time…”