Long­time Johns Hop­kins Health Sys­tem pres­i­dent Peter­son to re­tire

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Maria Castel­lucci

Ron­ald Peter­son, pres­i­dent of Johns Hop­kins Health Sys­tem, an­nounced he will re­tire at the end of this year af­ter more than 44 years with the aca­demic medicine or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Peter­son will also step down from his role as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Johns Hop­kins Medicine. Johns Hop­kins has not named his re­place­ment.

Peter­son will serve for at least one year af­ter he steps down as a spe­cial ad­viser to Dr. Paul Roth­man, dean of the med­i­cal fac­ulty and CEO of Johns Hop­kins Medicine. Peter­son has served as pres­i­dent of Johns Hop­kins Health Sys­tem since 1996. In the role, he over­sees six hos­pi­tals and 39 out­pa­tient sites through­out Mary­land.

Peter­son has held a va­ri­ety of se­nior ad­min­is­tra­tive roles through­out his ca­reer at Johns Hop­kins. He was named ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Johns Hop­kins Bayview Med­i­cal Cen­ter soon af­ter it came un­der man­age­ment by Johns Hop­kins and turned it around from post­ing $7 mil­lion op­er­at­ing loss to a prof­itable mar­gin. Peter­son also served as pres­i­dent of Johns Hop­kins Hospi­tal for 19 years un­til he stepped down in July 2016. Dur­ing his ten­ure, he led the open­ing of a new com­pre­hen­sive can­cer cen­ter and two hospi­tal tow­ers for can­cer and pe­di­atric pa­tients.

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