Janet L. Miller is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for University Hospitals. She is a member of the executive team who turned around a 6 hospital system and transformed it into the nearly $4B health care system it is today. The health delivery system now includes teaching hospitals (academic medical center); 14 wholly-owned hospital locations; multiple joint ventures, affiliations and investment relationships; over 250 health center and physician offices; and, more than 25,000 employees. Services range from traditional inpatient and outpatient modes to high-tech virtual and tele-health modes. Janet is a trusted advisor to the UH parent, hospital and other subsidiary Boards. She also is responsible for internal audit, corporate legal, claims & litigation and enterprise risk management for the System.
As part of the UH Executive Council, Janet develops, reviews and implements business strategies. She has provided strategic, tactical and legal advice in connection with the acquisition of 5 hospitals and their related entities within a 2 year period, including multiple physician and foundation organizations. When UH embarked on its $2 billion Vision 2010 program, Janet provided guidance for the construction and start-up operations of 2 new hospitals and multiple medical office buildings. During her tenure, she has provided advice on divestitures of hospitals, health plans and joint ventures and the closing of a hospital; acquisitions of hundreds of physician practices; and healthcare regulations throughout the System. Under Janet’s leadership, the claims, litigation & clinical risk management division developed state-of-the-art initiatives leading to improved patient care and reduced number of professional liability lawsuits, saving the System over $225 million to date. The Health Sciences & Research division focuses on the growing research, commercialization and innovation areas of the System. The department provides ongoing education to physicians, residents, nurses and business people in the System designed to reduce risks and related costs.
Janet currently serves on the Boards of Western Reserve Assurance Co, Ltd., SPC. (a Cayman Island insurance company primarily providing professional liability coverage); Ursuline College; and, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, among others. In the past, she has served on the Boards of multiple hospitals and health care entities in the UH system (including joint venture entities) as well as her family’s real estate development and construction companies.
Prior to joining University Hospitals, Janet was a partner with the law firm of Jones Day in Cleveland where she also served as the Cleveland Office Administrative Partner for Financial Matters.