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Virtua Health's CEO retiring at year-end after 21 years leading system

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Richard Miller, CEO of Virtua Health, is retiring after 30 years with the organization.
Richard Miller, CEO of Virtua Health, is retiring after 30 years with the organization. - ()

Virtua Health's CEO Richard Miller announced he will be retiring at the end of this year.

Miller has been with the organization for 30 years, and at the helm for 21.

The board is currently searching for a new CEO.

“I’ve been privileged to lead one of the region’s greatest health care teams, with people who are dedicated to compassionate healing and outstanding customer service,” Miller said in a statement Wednesday. “The time has come for me to pass the baton to the next generation of leaders, and I will take great pride in watching the organization continue to fulfill its mission of helping people be well, get well and stay well.”

Current board Chairman Dennis Flanagan credited Miller with creating the merger of West Jersey Health System and Memorial Health Alliance in 1998 to form Virtua.

“Since then, Virtua has become a leader in the region, delivering quality health care and bringing innovative programs and services to the communities it serves. He has built an outstanding leadership team that will continue to fulfill the organization’s mission,” Flanagan said.

Miller began as vice president of finance in 1986 and served in several other roles before being named CEO and president in 1996.

Miller has been recognized nationally with appointments to the Leadership Advisory Council of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and to the Governing Council of Healthcare Executives for the American Hospital Association, according to a statement, and he is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as a trustee of the National Quality Forum.

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