Encouraging Innovation

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New Princeton Medical Center Foundation board member, Christine Grant, is all about giving back and giving big—a practice she and her husband, Michael Halpern, have continued with a gift to the Princeton Health Innovations initiative.

With an impressive track record in public service—as former New Jersey Commissioner of Health and Senior Services and through the charitable work of her family foundation—Christine Grant, JD, MBA, believes that fostering a culture of innovation is essential to our future.

“Community health system teams know the problems and needs of their programs. This grant will expose teams to leading-edge program innovation design techniques so as to increase the likelihood that their proposed solutions will solve the problems efficiently and sustainably,” said Ms. Grant. 

With degrees in zoology, business, and law, this Princeton resident is an innovator in her own right. She has led teams that developed inventive approaches for hospital reimbursement and preventive public health, as well as programs addressing HIV, West Nile virus, pandemic influenza, and tobacco use by the young. As an executive at two Fortune 100 international pharmaceutical companies, she has headed public health policy and company business units to contain pandemics, to expand childhood and adult immunization, and to devise private/public partnerships to combat bioterrorism efforts. 

Her family gift will support the Princeton Health Innovations program, which gives employees a platform from which to develop creative ideas that improve quality, efficiency, and patient outcomes. 

Article as seen in Foundation News Fall 2019.