Virtua President/CEO recognized as an industry leader
Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller has been named to the 2013 "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" list recently published by Becker’s Hospital Review. Miller has been previously recognized as a member of this respected group.
According to the Becker’s
organization, the featured leaders have “shown dedication to healthcare delivery at local, regional and national levels…and each has demonstrated great commitment to improving healthcare in America.” Many factors were considered during the selection process including the recognition the leaders have received and their organization’s overall performance.
“Leading Virtua is a privilege,” said Miller. “But this recognition would not be possible without a first-rate team of professionals that make Virtua a provider of choice in the communities we serve.” Virtua has consistently been recognized for its quality of care, clinical excellence and high degree of customer service.
During his fifteen year tenure as Virtua President and CEO, Miller has led the non-profit healthcare system in innovative directions by creating a values-based culture, adopting Six Sigma, and transforming a group of community-based hospitals into technologically advanced regional medical centers. In addition to establishing an enterprise alliance with GE Healthcare, Miller has also 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 received the 2012 CEO IT Achievement Award from Modern Healthcare magazine, co-sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Miller has also been honored with numerous regional and local awards for his commitment to the communities Virtua serves.
A graduate of Mount St. Mary's College, Miller earned his MBA from Southern Illinois University.
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 more than 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 every year since 2007. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org