Steve Petersen, PharmD

Vice President of Pharmacy Services - Avera Health

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Steve Petersen, Pharm.D., has served on the 340B Health Board since July 2018, also serves  on the  Board of Managers of Excelera company since July 2011.  Dr. Petersen also serves as Vice President of Pharmacy for Avera Health, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with responsibility for pharmacy services provided in 300 locations in eastern South Dakota and surrounding states of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Responsible for administrative oversight of pharmacy, serves as the co-chairman for the Northern Plains Premier Collaborative, LLC (NPPC) Pharmacy Value Analysis Team, specialty pharmacy services, health system clinical services, central distribution, ambulatory services, clinics, long term care, home infusion, custom compounding, and retail pharmacy services as well as providing support for various regional service lines.  In addition responsible for ongoing support to Avera Health Plans, Avera Research Institute, Avera’s network of critical access hospitals, and the SDSU College of Pharmacy as Adjunct Faculty.  Dr. Petersen received his pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska and completed an ASHP residency in Health System Pharmacy.