Peter F. O’Connor, PhD, MPH

Chief Operating Officer
Franciscan Medical Group

Peter O’Connor, chief operating officer Peter O’Connor has served as chief operating officer of the Franciscan Medical Group since July 2012.

Previously, he was with the TRICARE Puget Sound Multi-Service Market Office in Tacoma, where he was chief operating officer and executive director for 12 Army, Navy and Air Force medical treatment facilities covering nine military installations and bases. TRICARE is a health program for military service members and their families.

During a distinguished military career that spanned 29 years, O’Connor held several operational leadership positions in health care administration that included oversight for facilities, physician practices and outpatient services.

He received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Services Administration from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management in Washington, D.C. He also earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Services Administration from the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Also, he holds several fellowships in health care leadership and has received multiple military awards and honors.

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