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Dr. Peter E. Person

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Board Member

Essentia Health
400 East Third Street
Duluth , Minnesota 55805
United States

Company Description: Essentia Health, an affiliation of SMDC Health System, Innovis Health and Essentia Community Hospitals and Clinics (ECHC) is a multi-state, not-for-profit health...   more

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Essentia Health
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Essentia Institute of Rural Health
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President
  • Chief Executive Officer
    St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System
  • Emergency-Room Physician
    St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System
  • President
    Duluth Clinic
  • Internal-Medicine Specialist
    Duluth Clinic
  • Internist
    Duluth Clinic

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MD
  • M.D.
  • M.D. degree
    University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
  • undergraduate degree
    University of Minnesota-Morris
  • MBA
    University of St. Thomas
115 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors | Essentia Health | Essentia Health, 21 Feb 2015 [cached]
Peter Person, MD (Chief Executive Officer)
Health Industry Updates, 16 Feb 2015 [cached]
Peter Person, Chief Executive Officer for Essentia Health, has announced he will retire at the end of 2015.
Peter Person, ..., 6 Jan 2015 [cached]
Peter Person, MD
Peter Person, MD Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Peter Person, CEO of ..., 10 June 2014 [cached]
Dr. Peter Person, CEO of Essentia Health
Essentia Health CEO Dr. Peter Person will retire next year, the health system announced Tuesday.
Duluth-based Essentia will launch a national search for a replacement. The organization said it plans to hire a physician with administrative experience.
Person has been CEO of Essentia since 2004, when the organization formed through a merger between Benedictine Health System and SMDC Health System. He was previously CEO of SMDC Health. He started his career as an internal-medicine specialist at Duluth Clinic, which later merged with St. Mary's Medical Center to form SMDC Health System.
"You really can't overstate the role Peter played in building this health system.
Benedictine Health System - News, 7 Jan 2004 [cached]
In one of its first acts, the BSSO Board affirmed the appointment of Dr. Peter E. Person as CEO.Dr. Person has served as CEO of SMDC since 1997.Prior to that position, he was the president of The Duluth Clinic.A Fellow in the American College of Physicians, Dr. Person is also a Diplomat with the American Board of Internal Medicine and has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
In his new role, Dr. Person will oversee the BSSO operations."I look forward to expanding on our long history of working together and furthering the health care ministry of our sponsors," Person said."Together, we are stronger than we are apart."
In addition to his role as CEO of BSSO, Dr. Person will continue to serve as president of SMDC until a successor is named.
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