Virtua CEO delivers commencement speech
Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO, recently addressed the graduates of the Rutgers School of Business-Camden 2013 as the keynote speaker at their Commencement Ceremony held at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden.
Mr. Miller shared many words of wisdom with the graduates gained from his 40 year career. He told them to “never forget where you came from and always stay true to yourself”.
He explained that the best leaders have teams of the best people working with them and he emphasized the need to value those people, communicate with them and to listen and really hear what they are saying. He challenged the new grads to be visionaries, to create a balance between work and family and to get out in the world and have some fun.
"Strive to achieve these goals and you will succeed and make Rutgers and yourself proud,” he concluded. “Congratulations—you are on your way!"
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers almost 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org