Pediatric Home Service Announces Appointment of former Congressman Erik Paulsen to its Board of Directors

June 19, 2019

St. Paul, MN – June 19, 2019 – Pediatric Home Service (PHS), an independent comprehensive home care provider specializing in the care of children with medical complexities, today announced the appointment of new board member, Erik Paulsen, former representative for Minnesota’s 3rdCongressional Districtin the United States House of Representatives.

“We are thrilled to welcome Erik as our newest board member,” said Cameo Zehnder,PHS Chief Executive Officer. “Erik’s experience and leadership on health care while serving in Congress and in the Minnesota House will be a strong complement to our Board, and a welcomed asset to our team at PHS.”

Zehnder added that his expertise will be a great contributionas PHS works to establish a formalized pediatric center of excellence to ensure that children with medical complexities receive the specialized care they deserve in their homes and communities.

“Understanding our national health policies and working alongside our lawmakers is essential to enhancing healthcare for the population we serve,” said Zehnder.

Paulsen represented Minnesota’s 3rdCongressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2009 to 2019. He served as Chairman of the Bicameral Joint Economic Committee, was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, including the Health Subcommittee, and also was co-chair of the House Medical Technology Caucus.  Paulsen also served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1995 to 2009 and was majority leader from 2003 to 2007. During his time in the Minnesota House of Representatives he served on the Commerce and Labor, Rules and Legislative Administration, Taxes and Ways and Means committees.

“I’m honored to join an organization whose mission aligns so closely with my own values,” said Paulsen. “It’s a pleasure to be able to contribute to the incredible work Cameo and her team are doing to transform the delivery of home care services to children with medical complexities.” 

About Pediatric Home Service

Based in St. Paul, Minn., with an office location in Pewaukee, Wisc., Pediatric Home Service is an  independent pediatric home care company that helps children with medical complexities and technology dependencies live safely and successfully where they’re most comfortable, at home with their families, rather than in a hospital. Pediatric Home Service has been partnering with health care professionals and family caregivers for nearly three decades to deliver compassionate, specialized, high-quality care to children with special medical needs.