UHS Leadership in the Military

UHS Behavioral Health and Patriot Support Program leadership employees are invested in our commitment to the Armed Forces and have personally dedicated themselves to the military.

Matt Peterson
Executive Vice President and President of the Behavioral Health Division
Brigadier General, Air National Guard

Matt Peterson joined UHS in September 2019 as Executive Vice President and President of the Behavioral Health Division.  He leads the strategy, operations, growth and future success of this currently $6 billion business providing services to over 600,000 patients annually at over 200 facilities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

In addition to his civilian business career, where besides his work with UHS, he’s also held leadership positions at OptumGovernment, and UnitedHealthcare, Mr. Peterson has served for nearly 30 years as a member of the United States Military, currently as a Brigadier General in the Air National Guard. He deployed seven times in support of contingency operations and has significant experience running complex healthcare operations on five continents.

Mr. Peterson earned his BBA in Financial Management from University of North Dakota; his MBA in Finance from University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis; and his MS in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota. Board certified in healthcare management, he is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Major Mark Fleming
Regional Vice President, Behavioral Health
Major and Behavioral Health Officer, United States Army

Major Mark Fleming is a Regional Vice President, Behavioral Health at Universal Health Services, Inc. and has been serving in the United States Army since 2013, currently in the role of Major and Behavioral Health Officer.

As the Brigade Behavioral Health Officer in Charge, he created a comprehensive, modernized, and holistic approach to behavioral healthcare. His “Deployment Psychology in a Box” is an integrated approach that includes psychoeducation, behavioral health assessment and evaluation, psychological training, tele-psychology, collaborations with the Air Force and Navy and interactive use of technology.

Dr. Fleming was awarded the prestigious Behavioral Health Innovation Award for “exceptional innovation and implementation of programs improving behavioral healthcare for Soldiers and families of the Army National Guard” in 2021 as well as in 2018 for a Suicide Prevention Program he created for the Missouri Army National Guard. While accepting his most recent award, Dr. Fleming thanked his colleagues at Universal Health Services, Inc. for providing motivation through their Patriot Support Program and inspiration via their Innovation Hub.

Prior to joining UHS in 2018, Dr. Fleming worked his way from Director of Behavioral Health Services to Vice President, Operations at Corizon over a nine-year period, and prior to that was a Director at Coppin State University and a Psychologist for the University of Delaware.  He currently serves on the Board of Mental Health America of the MidSouth in Nashville, TN and previously on the board of Project Return also in Nashville.  He received his BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also went on to receive his MS in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling.  In 2002, Dr. Fleming received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Penn State University.