Trinity Health President and CEO John M. Kutch has announced that Wade Peterson, MBA, a healthcare executive with 30 years of long-term care experience, has been named administrator of Trinity Homes.
He succeeds Rhonda Walter, RN, BSN, who is retiring as vice president and nursing home administrator after a healthcare career spanning almost 50 years.
As administrator, Peterson will coordinate the delivery of high-quality care to residents in accordance with federal, state and local mandates. He’ll also serve as a primary advocate for residents, creating an environment that treats them with compassion, dignity and respect.
“Wade began his career at Trinity Homes, and we’re excited to have him back,” Kutch said. “His leadership will be instrumental as Trinity Homes transitions to a new normal of implementing the right level of protection for residents and the staff while still providing a good quality of life.”
A rural Berthold native, Peterson earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Minot State University in 1990. While a student, he completed an administrative internship at Trinity Homes and upon graduation worked in the nursing home’s Activities and Business Services departments.
He received his nursing home administrator license in 1992 and went on to manage nursing homes in Napoleon, Stanley and Bismarck. In 2008, he completed his master’s in business administration (MBA) from the University of Mary.
Recently, Peterson led a joint venture between Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society, with responsibility for four Prospera facilities in Bismarck/Mandan. When Prospera was absorbed into the Sanford/Good Samaritan merger in 2020, he assumed the position as administrator of Good Samaritan’s Augusta Place in Bismarck.
Peterson brings to Trinity Homes a long record of community service involving key healthcare panels. He was appointed to the North Dakota State Health Council by Governors Doug Burgum and Jack Dalrymple and was elected by the Council to serve as chair for two terms. He also was elected to serve three terms on the Board of Governors of the American Health Care Association, a national trade association for nursing care facilities.
An avid fisherman and bow hunter, Wade is married to Shelly Peterson. They have four children and six grandchildren.