Dane Peterson named president of Emory Healthcare

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 20, 2020

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ATLANTA – Dane Peterson, chief operating officer (COO) of Emory Healthcare, has been named president of Emory Healthcare, effective September 1. He will retain his current title and position as COO, along with his new position of president.

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, will remain chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of the Board of Emory Healthcare, along with his role of executive vice president for health affairs for Emory University and executive director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

Peterson joined Emory Healthcare in 2007 as COO of Emory University Hospital Midtown, then was promoted to CEO of Emory University Hospital Midtown in 2012. In 2014, he was appointed Emory Healthcare Hospital Group President, and named COO of Emory Healthcare in 2018.

“Dane’s consistent leadership and dedication to our health care system for nearly 13 years demonstrates his expertise and knowledge to advance Emory Healthcare to the next level,” says Lewin. “I have great confidence in Dane’s experience and abilities to seamlessly make this transition while continuing to serve the needs of our valued patients, staff, providers and community.”

As president of Emory Healthcare, Peterson will oversee the system’s health care delivery missions, finances, compliance and other areas. He will also remain focused on the day-to-day operations of Emory Healthcare as COO.

Prior to receiving an MBA at Stanford University and serving in leadership roles at several Texas hospitals, Peterson was a product engineer at Ford Motor Company.