Chief Executive Officer
Brian Peters holds the position of CEO at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. In his prior role as executive vice president, he oversaw strategic planning and operations for one of the nation’s largest state hospital associations and was responsible for the alignment of business strategies among the association’s various corporate entities. Peters also oversees the MHA Health Foundation, which includes the MHA Keystone Center, a federally certified patient safety organization, whose initiatives to date have saved more than 1,700 patient lives and $246 million in healthcare costs.
In his 27 years with the MHA, Peters has served as the association’s executive vice president and senior vice president of Advocacy. In these roles, he was responsible for the state and federal government relations on behalf of nearly 150 Michigan nonprofit community hospitals and served as treasurer of HEALTHPAC, the association’s political action committee that ranks among the largest independent PACs in Michigan. He has also served as the association’s staff secretary of the Legislative Policy Panel, the Business Advisory Council, the Council of Physicians, the Council on Small or Rural Hospitals, and the Council on Osteopathic Health Care. In addition, he has delivered more than 500 presentations on the future of healthcare to hospital management, governance and medical staffs and is a contributing author of “Technology and the Future of Health Care: Preparing for the Next Thirty Years,” released in January 2000 by the AHA Press. He is a frequent spokesperson on behalf of Michigan hospitals with print and electronic media and has testified on hospital priorities before Congress and the state Legislature.
Brian serves on the MHA Health Foundation Board of Directors and also the MHA Keystone Center Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board (Region 5) and a representative for (Region 5) for the State Issues Forum Steering Committee. He is a member of the American Hospital Association Political Action Committee (AHAPAC) Board of Directors and a member of the State Hospital Association Executive Forum (SHAEF). He also serves on the AHA Health Forum Board and the AHA Nova Award Selection Committee. He serves on the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is a member of the Capitol Club. He is a member of the Detroit Metropolitan Convention and Visitors’ Bureau Medical Meetings Advisory Committee. He has served on the Citizens Research Council of Michigan Board, served as Chairman of the Tomorrow’s Child Board, Chairman of the YMCA of Michigan Board, Chairman of the Michigan Youth in Government Board, and as Vice-Chairman of the Michigan Health Insurance Access Advisory Council. He has served as a member of the Gift of Life of Michigan Advisory Board, Coverys Insurance Services Michigan Advisory Board, Michigan State University Michigan Political Leadership Program Board, the Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Healthcare Board, Treasurer of the Michigan Rural Health Association, Coordinator of the Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives, Coordinator of the Michigan Osteopathic Hospital Association, and Trustee of Charlevoix Area Hospital.
Peters holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University; completed an executive fellowship with the National Center for Healthcare Leadership; completed the Health Executive’s Development Program at Cornell University; and studied the British healthcare system with the King’s Fund College in London. He is a United States Coast Guard-licensed captain and was formerly the president of Charlevoix Marine Services, Inc., a sportfishing charter service operating out of Charlevoix, Michigan. Peters lives in Okemos, Michigan, with his wife Kate, son Matthew, and daughter Madeline.