Gary P. Miller Named Health System Leader to Know

Gary P. Miller, president and chief executive officer for St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, was recently recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. He was the only hospital and health system leader in North Dakota to be named to this list. Leaders featured on this list have shown dedication to healthcare delivery at local, regional and national levels. Executives do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list, and there are never fees involved in Becker’s Hospital Review lists.

John K. Castleberry, chairman of the board of directors for the Medical Center, says, “Gary’s commitment to the quality of care provided at St. Alexius has been exceptional and this honor is well deserved.” According to Sister Nancy Miller, president of St. Alexius’ board of directors, Gary’s ability to guide the Medical Center through change while staying absolutely true to St. Alexius’ mission, Let all be Received as Christ, has proven to be a huge benefit to the organization.

Gary Miller has more than 30 years of healthcare experience. He joined St. Alexius in 1984 as director of fiscal and information systems. In 1988, he became chief financial officer at the Medical Center. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer prior to being named to his current position in May of 2011. Miller earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Moorhead State University, Minn. He also holds a C.P.A. certificate. 

Active in the community, Gary serves as a member of the North Central Health Care Alliance (PrimeCare), Northland Healthcare Alliance, West River Regional Medical Center Board, Mobridge Regional Hospital, Heart and Lung Clinic Operating Board, Bismarck-Mandan Development Association, and the North Dakota Hospital Association. Gary has served three terms on the Noridian Mutual Insurance of North Dakota Board of Directors. He has served on the boards of the Bismarck Chapter of NMA, Missouri Valley Hospice, Cap-No-Dak Purchasing Advisory Board, Central North Dakota Tumor Registry, NCR Cooperative Healthcare Computer Users Group of America, Bismarck Missouri Valley YMCA, Bismarck Cancer Center, and Bismarck-Mandan Chamber. Gary is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants, North Dakota Healthcare Financial Management Association and National Healthcare Financial Management Association.