Southern Eye Center introduces new chief operating officer


Southern Eye Center announced the hiring of new Chief Operating Officer Peter Berden.


Berden has held various executive positions in health-care operations, manufacturing, real estate, banking and retail organizations. He has more than 20 years of health-care background, focusing on administrative management to include operations, human resources, revenue cycle management, startup operations, finance, accounting and information systems implementation. He is a certified ophthalmic executive and was an executive officer in a large multi-location ophthalmology practice in Florida and CEO of a large ophthalmology practice in California.

Berden holds a bachelor’s degree in business/accountancy from Ferris State University in Michigan. He likes to stay active in his community by serving as a board director for City Opera House and volunteered for Child and Family Services fundraisers, as well as a former member of the Elks in Michigan and Trinity Rotary in Florida.

He and his wife Lisa have two adult children, Kayla and Andrew, who live in Michigan. Both Peter and his wife like to travel, enjoy the theater, concerts, bicycling and being outdoors. They are recent grandparents for the first time and enjoy spending time with their granddaughter Aurora, who was born in August.

Southern Eye Center and its fellowship-trained physicians have been committed to quality care and community involvement since 1975. Call 601-264-3937 to make an appointment.

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