Virtua CEO appointed to American Hospital Association council
Rich Miller, Virtua CEO, has been appointed to the American Hospital Association’s Section for Health Care Systems. The 23-member governing council of executives will navigate through reforms to improve America’s health care delivery system, with a focus on advocacy, public policy issues and member service strategies. Miller will serve a 3-year term.
“It is an honor to have been selected to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Section for Health Care Systems,” Miller said. “I appreciate the opportunity to offer insight on a national level as we chart a course through the impact of healthcare reform.”
Miller is well-known for transforming Virtua into a technologically advanced, international model for effective healthcare management. He also serves on the Leadership Advisory Council of the Joint Commission for Transforming Healthcare.
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and 38,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.
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 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