Dane C. Peterson


Emory Healthcare

Chief Operating Officer

Emory Healthcare


Dane C. Peterson is Emory Healthcare’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), roles in which he is accountable for all compliance, strategy and planning, operational components of key system functions, including human resources, medical staff, quality and patient safety, managed care, finance, physician group practice, hospital group, nursing, marketing, facilities, pastoral services, and information technology. He is focused on translating strategy into action and operational excellence.

Dane has been with Emory for since 2007, first as COO, then Chief Executive Officer of Emory University Hospital Midtown, and later as Hospital Group President in 2014.

Peterson joined Emory Healthcare 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, quality improvement, employee engagement and cultural transformation. These skills are crucial to an organization like Emory Healthcare, the most comprehensive health system in Georgia, with more than 6.9 million patient encounters a year.