Dane C. Peterson

Chief Operating Officer

Emory Healthcare


Dane C. Peterson is Emory Healthcare's Chief Operating Officer, a role in which he is accountable for operations across the system, particularly in creating effective and efficient processes among care settings, system resources, and teams. He is focused on translating strategy into action and operational excellence. Peterson served formerly as Emory Healthcare's Hospital Group President and as CEO of Emory University Hospital Midtown in Midtown Atlanta.

Peterson joined Emory Healthcare in 2007 from Medical City Dallas Hospital (HCA) in Dallas, Texas, a 677-bed facility where he was interim COO and an associate administrator. Prior to his move to Texas, he was an associate administrator for ancillary services at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Peterson, who holds an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor's in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, has significant accomplishments in master plan construction and renovation, core measures improvement, employee engagement, and cultural transformation support. These skills are crucial to an organization like Emory Healthcare, the most comprehensive health system in Georgia, with 6.9 million patient service visits a year. In fiscal year 2017, Emory Healthcare had $3.3 billion in net revenue and provided $73.5 million in charity care. It has more than 21,000 employees and 2,673 hospital beds across the system.