Dane C. Peterson

Dane C. Peterson

Chief Executive Officer of Emory University Hospital Midtown

Dane C. Peterson is chief executive officer for Emory University Hospital Midtown in Midtown Atlanta, where he is responsible for leading the day to day operations of the 511-bed community-based, acute care teaching facility. Emory University Hospital Midtown (formerly Emory Crawford Long) is staffed by 892 Emory medical faculty and 545 private practice community physicians.

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. He joined Emory Healthcare in 2007 from Medical City Dallas Hospital (HCA), a 677-bed facility where he has served since 2004. He was named interim COO in March 2007. Prior to his role as interim chief operating officer, he served as associate administrator where he was responsible for day-to-day operations in 12 departments, staffed by more than 600 employees.

Prior to joining HCA, Peterson was at Creighton University Medical Center as associate administrator for ancillary services, where he was responsible for the management of perioperative and imaging services, and emergency services throughput improvement. Prior to Creighton, Peterson also served in the Tenet Healthcare Future CEO/CFO Development Program.

Located in the heart of Atlanta, Emory University Hospital Midtown is one of the nation's leading community-based, acute care teaching facilities. The hospital is recognized nationally for its work in cardiology and heart-related diseases. It also has an outstanding reputation in the fields of reconstructive surgery, maternal and infant care, orthopaedics and gastrointestinal diseases.