As he oversees operations at Avenue Group, Peter is keen on allowing ideas presented by his juniors to blossom and offer practical solutions to prevailing challenges.
In his two years as Group General Manager for Hospitals, Homecare, and Pharmacies, he has created a high-performance culture, built winning teams, and promoted patient safety.
Under his watch, Avenue Group grew tertiary healthcare across its three hospitals, introducing groundbreaking surgical solutions while maintaining low prices.
For instance, Avenue Hospital Parklands performed the first cholangioscopy (endoscopic procedure) with lithotripsy –the first in Kenya and in sub-Saharan Africa— where the ducts closest to the liver are accessed without having to cut up the patient.
"Today, I'm proud to say that if any of our hospital heads walked into any healthcare group, they could easily take up the CEO or COO job since they have been empowered and mentored adequately."
“We are perceivably a small hospital but are very intentional in doing big things without charging patients very high amounts of money,” he says.
Aside from overseeing the coming to life of these groundbreaking medical procedures, he led the establishment of Avenue Homecare’s community pharmacy model, which is forecast to reduce the cost of primary healthcare by 50 percent by leveraging technology.
By creating an enabling environment for the team he is supervising, this healthcare executive is confident the emergent crop of leaders will play a key role in sustainably addressing healthcare challenges.
“Today, I’m proud to say that if any of our hospital heads walked into any healthcare group, they could easily take up the CEO or COO job since they have been empowered and mentored adequately,” says Dr Ntege, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in medicine & surgery (MBChB), a Master’s degree in public health, and is currently undertaking his advanced level with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
He believes allowing people space to thrive and their ideas to blossom instils a sense of ownership within the team and encourages a continuous drive for improvement and innovation.
While noting that his role is hardly a bed of roses, Dr Ntege who is also a healthcare investment advisor, points out that the first step is to identify who in the team is skilled, willing, passionate and interested to take up the leadership challenge.
Before joining Avenue Group, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at C-care IHK, the flagship hospital for C-care Uganda. He navigated the hospital through the challenging years of Covid-19, during which he tripled the hospital’s critical care capacity, scaled its emergency medical services, and oversaw expansion of the scope of subspecialized services offered.
When not at work, he plays piano, hangs out with family or watches football.