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Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, Joins Bozeman Health Board of Directors


Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, Joins Bozeman Health Board of Directors

Bozeman, MT [August 14, 2017] — Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, has joined the Bozeman Health Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Buerhaus is a nurse and a healthcare economist who is well known for his studies and publications focused on the nursing and physician workforces in the United States. He is a professor of nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Montana State University.

Dr. Buerhaus maintains an active research program involving studies on employment, education, and demographic trends in the nursing workforce, forecasting nurse and physician supply, developing and testing measures of hospital quality of care, determining public and provider opinions on issues involving the delivery of health care, and assessing the quantity and quality of health care provided by nurse practitioners.

Dr. Buerhaus earned his baccalaureate degree in nursing from Mankato State University (1976), a master’s degree in nursing health services administration from The University of Michigan (1981), master’s degree in community health nursing from Wayne State University (1983), a doctoral degree from Wayne State University (1990), and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation post-doctoral faculty fellowship in health care finance at The Johns Hopkins University from 1991-1992.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Buerhaus join the Bozeman Health Board of Directors,” stated Brian Brown, board chair. “His expertise, passion, and commitment to nursing and healthcare will greatly benefit Bozeman Health and the communities we serve.”

The Bozeman Health Board of Directors is comprised of 11 volunteer community members and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the integrated care delivery system through the establishment and review of its mission, vision, and goals.


About Bozeman Health
Bozeman Health is an independent, locally owned and controlled integrated healthcare delivery system serving an eight-county region in Southwest Montana. As a nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer community board of directors, Bozeman Health is the largest private employer in Gallatin County, with more than 2,000 employees, including 270 medical providers representing 50 clinical specialties. It is our privilege to deliver expert, compassionate health and wellness services across the care continuum, designed to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the communities we serve. Learn more about Bozeman Health at

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