(Lander, Wyo.) – After 33 years at Lander Regional Hospital, Director of Perioperative Services (Operating Room Director) Mark Peterson is retiring.
He was honored with a retirement party at the hospital with cake, ice cream and gifts at the hospital on Wednesday afternoon.
Hospital CEO Steve Erixon, in a brief address to the audience, said Peterson opted out of an earlier retirement about seven years ago after not finding a suitable candidate for his replacement. Erixon said Peterson felt a responsibility to the community to keep works.
“We appreciate his years of service,” Erixon said.
Peterson called his years at LRH a “joy” and a “challenge.”
“Carry on,” he told the room of gathered staff. “The community needs you.”