Matthew A. Petersen, RN

Business Development Director

Matthew Petersen, RN, received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Winona State University in 2003. Matt was a nurse at Mayo Clinic for over ten years working on the inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry unit and in the Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center. While at Mayo, Matt co-chaired the Pro-Act committee and educated psychiatric and security staff on managing anxious and aggressive clients. Matt has also presented at two national conferences about the importance of family involvement and how to live your best life with chronic illness. In 2014, Matt accepted a position to be the site supervisor for the new PrairieCare Medical Group location in Rochester, MN.

Since joining, Matt has helped to oversee the growth of the Southern MN practice with the expansion into the Mankato area. While initially only having services for the pediatric population, there is now adult programming at both the Mankato and Rochester locations. In 2019, both Southern MN practices moved into new spaces – approximately tripling the available space for patient care.

He was promoted to Operations Director in 2015 and held that title since shifting his efforts into the business side of Operations. He took the Southern MN – Business Development Director position in January of 2021. In this exciting new role, he hopes to continue to expand the solid base of programs (PHP, IOP, and clinic work) in the PrairieCare Southern MN sites as well as think of new and exciting ways to deliver and receive mental health care.