Since 1998, Richard P. Miller has served as president and CEO of Virtua, a non-profit healthcare system offering a full continuum of primary, preventative, wellness, acute and long-term care.
Miller has led Virtua in innovative directions by creating a values-based culture defined by the "Star Initiative," adopting Six Sigma, and transforming a group of community-based hospitals into technologically advanced regional medical centers. In addition to an enterprise alliance with GE Healthcare, Virtua has formed clinical alliances with nationally renowned organizations such as the Fox Chase Cancer Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Miller has been recognized nationally with appointments to the Leadership Advisory Council of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare (CTH) and to the Governing Council of Healthcare Executives for the American Hospital Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as a trustee of the National Quality Forum.
Miller served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Hospital Association and on the Governor's Committee on Benchmarking for Quality and Efficiency, and on the NJ Healthcare Access Study Commission. He served on the American Heart Association board, is a past chairman of the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce board, serves on the Operating Committee of the Board of Select Greater Philadelphia as well as the Board of the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia, and the March of Dimes of Southern New Jersey.
Miller received the 2012 CEO IT Achievement Award from Modern Healthcare magazine, co-sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Miller was named Healthcare CEO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal
, Lean Six Sigma National CEO of the Year, Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America, and received the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award from New Jersey Junior Achievement. Goodwill honored him with the 2013 Helms Award for spreading goodwill through leadership and philanthropic involvement. He has been named among The 100 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Business by NJBIZ
magazine, one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Health Care by NJBIZ
, a "Person to Watch" by Philadelphia Magazine
, and recognized nationally on the list of “291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review
A graduate of Mount St. Mary's College, Miller earned his MBA from Southern Illinois University.