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New roles for Emory Healthcare's Peterson and Gartland as health care system grows

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Janet Christenbury

As Emory Healthcare continues to grow in size and geography, a new leadership structure is being created to better support Emory’s operations, staff, providers and ultimately, patients. 

Dane Peterson, current Emory Healthcare Hospital Group President, has been named to the new role of Emory Healthcare Chief Operating Officer, effective September 1. Peterson has been with Emory for nearly 11 years, first as CEO of Emory University Hospital Midtown, then as Hospital Group President beginning in 2014.

Peterson will be accountable for operations across the system, particularly in creating effective and efficient processes among care settings, system resources and teams. He will be fundamentally focused on translating strategy into action and operational excellence. 

Bryce Gartland, MD, current CEO of Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory Wesley Woods Hospital, has been promoted into the role of Emory Healthcare Hospital Group President, also effective September 1. Gartland joined Emory 13 years ago as a hospitalist physician and has served in many leadership roles across the system, including three years in his most recent role as CEO.

Gartland will be responsible for overseeing all of Emory Healthcare’s hospitals and other large system departments. He will also serve as the co-chief of clinical operations alongside the Emory Healthcare Physician Group President.

“Dane has been closely integrated in all aspects of Emory Healthcare operations for many years and will prove to be an exceptional leader in this new role,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. “Bryce is a respected, dynamic leader, and we are excited to welcome him into his new position overseeing our hospitals and system clinical essential services.”

A search to find a new CEO for Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory Wesley Woods Hospital is commencing immediately.

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