Thomas Peterson, the executive director of Idaho Emergency Physicians in Boise, has been named board chair of the Medical Group Management Association for 2004-2005, the Englewood, Colo.-based group announced today.
Peterson, who succeeds Bergitta Smith as board chair, assumed the post on the last day of the association's annual meeting in San Francisco. About 5,300 attendees and exhibitors attended the annual meeting, the largest crowd since the conference two years ago in Las Vegas.
Smith, assistant executive director of education, meetings and research for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Arlington Heights, Ill., will remain on the board as immediate past chair and a member of the executive committee.
Others elected to office include: