Gary Petersen served as the Hospital Administrator/Chief Operating Officer at Kaiser Permanente’s Sunnyside Medical Center, a 320 licensed bed tertiary facility. The hospital has been recognized as a Top 15 Heart Hospital in the United States. Gary helped lead the efforts to transform Sunnyside Medical Center from a non-tertiary community hospital to a thriving tertiary medical center. Gary has also held leadership positions at the University of Minnesota Health System and the Fairview Health System in Minnesota. Gary’s leadership style has been described as “inclusive” and he has the ability to bring people together around a common cause. Sunnyside went from one of the lower performing quality performers to one of the best within the Kaiser Permanente organization under Gary’s leadership. He focuses a lot of effort on building sustainable relationships, is high energy and has a humble approach to leadership.