February 25, 1983

New role for Joe Miller

JAMA. 1983;249(8):996. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330320010005

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After a 25-year career with the American Medical Association, Joe D. Miller—who retired Dec 1 as senior deputy executive vice-president—is hardly out of action.

True, Frankfort, Ky, has replaced Chicago as his main hub of activity. He and his wife Mary now live there, not far from his birthplace and near several members of his family. But Miller keeps busy as a management consultant.

And he continues to amass honors. The latest is from the American Hospital Association, which this month presented him with its Honorary Member Award "in recognition of his long service to health care." The citation continues:

"During his 33 years in health care, which he began as a hospital administrator, he became a leading figure in the AMA. Miller... served as the first executive director of its political action committee [1961-1968]. He was also actively involved with the health care coalition movement, national health policy issues,