Dan Peterson has been named CEO of Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, located in Santa Rosa, California. Peterson succeeds Mike Purvis who served as CEO since 2009 and is retiring. As CEO, Peterson will manage all administrative and healthcare activities for the hospital and provide overall leadership and direction for all hospital physicians and staff. Peterson will also lead facility growth and improvement efforts at Sutter Santa Rosa, including a $173-million hospital expansion and renovation slated for completion in 2022.
Peterson started his career as a director for ambulatory services at UCLA Health System in Los Angeles before moving into roles of increasing responsibility. This included the CEO and administrator role at The Surgery Center of Santa Rosa for nearly five years. Since 2017, he has served as chief administrative officer for Sutter Lakeside Hospital.
Peterson has a track record for excellence in quality, patient experience and staff engagement. During his time at Lakeside, the hospital achieved top hospital in Sutter Health for Quality performance in both 2018 and 2019, and top hospital in Sutter Health for Patient Experience in 2018. Peterson also oversaw the complete hospital evacuation and repopulation during the Mendocino Complex Fire, among other accomplishments, and is an active participant in professional organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives. Peterson earned a master’s degree in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.