Tammy Peterman MS, RN, FAAN

President, Kansas City Division
The University of Kansas Health System

Tammy Peterman currently serves as the President of the Kansas City Division of the University of Kansas Health System, building upon previous executive leadership roles as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer. Tammy’s leadership style, foundational to her success, has been built on a deep foundation of direct patient care, nursing leadership, education and development and organizational improvement.

Under her leadership, the hospital became the first Kansas-based hospital to receive Magnet designation in 2006 and received Magnet re-designation in 2011, 2016 and 2021. The University of Kansas Hospital has been recognized for fifteen consecutive years in U.S. News and World Report’s Top Hospitals List and has been named the best hospital in Kansas City for 12 years and best hospital in Kansas for 10 years—the only hospital to earn those designations since they were initiated. During that same timeframe, the Hospital has been recognized eight times with the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. This award is presented to academic medical center members that demonstrate superior performance, as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study. In 2010, The University of Kansas Hospital received the NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality from the American Nurses Association.

Tammy has invested her time and talent locally and nationally to ensure a strong future for nurses and the profession of nursing. She holds academic appointments which allow her to influence those pursuing nursing degrees as well as those looking to advance into healthcare leadership positions. This work has earned her recognition from a number of sources and supported her 2016 induction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.