March 28, 2003 Rodney E. Miller, who serves as chief executive officer at Roy L. Schneider Hospital, was recently inducted into the Health Occupation Students of America Alumni Hall of Fame.
Miller represents Texas, his home state. A graduate of Brenham High School class of 1990 in Brenham, he was nominated by his former health occupations teacher Linda Montgomery.
He said if it weren't for Montgomery and the organization, he probably would not have chosen health care as a career option.
"I am very proud of his accomplishments and I believe that he represents the state of Texas well both locally and nationally," Montgomery said.
Miller said that Montgomery believed in him when no one else did.
He was one of six people inducted into the Hall of Fame. Those inducted must demonstrate a commitment to the development of young health care professionals and be active in community organizations. They must have been a member of the organization and be nominated by a local or state advisor.
The Health Occupation Students of America was founded in 1976 to promote career opportunities in the health field and enhance the delivery of quality health care. It has 67,469 members in 2,086 chapters spanning 36 states.
Miller was recognized last year by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 13 up-and-coming health care leaders destined to change the health care industry. He was also named as the young health care executive of the year by the National Association of Health Services Executives.
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