Universal Health Services, Inc. Names Matt Peterson Executive Vice President and President, Behavioral Health Division
Most recently, Mr. Peterson served as Chief Operating Officer for Optum Government, a health services and technology company with 50,000+ providers, relationships with more than 4,500 medical centers and engagements with over 128 million consumers. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations at Optum, responsible for the leadership and end-to-end delivery of products and services in the federal, state, payer, provider and international marketplaces that included design, development and delivery of business and clinical operations. Before joining Optum, Mr. Peterson spent two years as the Central Regional CEO for UnitedHealthcare's TRICARE contract.
In addition to his civilian business career, Mr. Peterson has served for nearly 30 years as a member of the United States Military, currently a Colonel and hospital/healthcare administrator in the
"Matt's deep experience in managed care, health services innovation, and the military will provide new perspective to our growing behavioral health business," said
A native of
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Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago, enabling us to provide compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones. Our mission includes building or acquiring high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, investing in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and becoming the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
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