Richard Miller, D.O., has been hired as the chief quality officer at Alegent Health, a nine-hospital, Omaha, Neb.-based, not-for-profit system. Miller is scheduled to start Aug. 2, and he replaces Mark Kestner, who resigned Oct. 19, 2009.
Most recently, Miller, an osteopathic family physician, was the medical director for collaboration on quality at Wellmark, a Des Moines, Iowa-based affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Previously, he practiced at Mercy Medical Clinics in Des Moines and worked with Avera Health Plans in Sioux Falls, S.D., according to a news release. Miller's age was unavailable at deadline.