April 2, 2002 – Rodney E. Miller is a "good fit" for chief executive officer at Roy L. Schneider Hospital, according to the medical care facility's board chair, Beverly Chongasing.
"He's a very bright individual and we liked his philosophy," Chongasing said Tuesday.
Miller is expected to arrive in mid-May to take over the job left vacant when Eugene Woods resigned last August.
Miller is administrator for cardiovascular/medicine services at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He manages a $70 million operating budget and oversees numerous divisions and physicians at the center, which is part of a two-state healthcare organization serving southeastern Georgia and southern South Carolina.
He did not return several telephone messages left throughout Tuesday afternoon.
In a press release distributed by the hospital, Miller said he is excited at the prospect of working with the Schneider Hospital staff members as they enter a new millennium of providing quality health care to the people of the Virgin Islands.
As CEO of Schneider Hospital, Miller also will oversee the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on St. John, which falls under the hospital's administration.
Schneider Hospital spokesman Amos Carty said Miller has a master of science degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor of science in health care management from Park College in Parkville, Missouri.
Chongasing described Miller as a young, up-and-coming health professional with a proven track record. Carty said that he is in his mid-30s. Chongasing declined to provide his salary.
She said that since Woods' departure the board had interviewed numerous candidates for the top administrative post. It finally narrowed the field down to three and then selected Miller. "It got down to who would fit better," she said.
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