Woodridge Hospital | News Article

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Miller receives national recognition as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 'Rising Stars: 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40'

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Every day, Chris Miller wakes up with this goal in mind: Help patients in any way possible.

Chris Miller, chief experience officer/assoc. administrator for Washington County, Tenn., marketThat’s one of the many reasons Miller – the associate administrator and chief experience officer for Mountain States’ Washington County, Tennessee facilities – is a recipient of a national recognition that’s only awarded to 50 people across the country.

Known for his dedication to create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families and team members, Miller was selected by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of its “Rising Stars: 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40.”

Becker’s is a prominent hospital and health system publication. To select the recipients of this recognition, Becker’s conducted an extensive editorial review process. According to the publication, “In addition to CEOs, the 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40 included CFOs, CIOs, COOs, vice presidents and directors, all of whom have made considerable accomplishments during their relatively short careers.”

“We couldn’t be prouder of Chris, who always goes above and beyond for our patients,” said Melody Trimble, vice president & chief executive officer of Mountain States Health Alliance’s Washington County, Tennessee market. “This recognition embodies his commitment to creating a positive environment in the facilities he serves. His devotion to making a difference inspires us every day.”

As the associate administrator and chief experience officer, Miller leads patient experience activities and improvement strategies at the Washington County facilities, which are Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC), Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Niswonger Children’s Hospital and Woodridge Hospital. He also oversees lab, pharmacy, environmental services, food and nutrition, guest services, pastoral care, volunteer services, and JCMC’s value optimization systems team, which is responsible for finding ways to improve processes.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and his master's degree in business administration from Milligan College. Miller is also commissioned through World Medical Missions, a non-profit that places Christian physicians, dentists and other medical professionals in short-term service at mission hospitals and clinics around the world.

Miller serves as a deacon at Heritage Baptist Church in Johnson City. He and his wife have five children and live in Johnson City.

The full list of Becker’s “Rising Stars: 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40” can be viewed at http://bit.ly/29NlHlA.