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
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 BozemanHealth.org.