Dr Wesley Miller appointed as BHB chief of staff

Thursday 17 December 2020: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) today announces that Dr Wesley Miller has been appointed as Chief of Staff, effective Monday 4 January 2021. He takes over from Dr Michael Richmond, who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & President in August this year. Dr Miller is currently BHB’s Chief of Surgery. The Chief of Staff position reports to the CEO, and is accountable to the Board and Minister of Health.

As Chief of Staff, Dr Miller will lead BHB’s team of medical and support personnel. The position is the most senior medical role at BHB and is responsible for the supervision of medical and dental care given to patients and residents in BHB facilities. Dr Miller’s role ensures patient safety, sound clinical governance and building positive relations with the physician community.

Chairman of the Board William Madeiros comments: “We would like to congratulate Dr Miller on his appointment to the Chief of Staff position. Dr Miller is a respected senior medical leader at BHB and his medical experience and skills, and strong relationships with local physicians, will be critical as we navigate through these challenging times.”

CEO Dr Michael Richmond comments: “I’m very pleased to welcome Dr Miller into this new senior role. I’ve had the benefit of working with Dr Miller since 2017 and value his strengths and standing as a physician leader. He is the right person for the job as we manage our hospitals through unprecedented times, due to the global pandemic, and responding to the economic and health impact on our community.”

Dr Wesley Miller had been Chief of Surgery at BHB since 2007. Before arriving in Bermuda, he worked in Jamaica and the United Kingdom. In 1989, he was awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. He went on to serve as a registrar in Portsmouth, a senior registrar in Northern Ireland, and an ear, nose and throat surgeon in Rotherham, Yorkshire. In 1996, he was recruited to work as an otolaryngologist in Bermuda. After joining BHB, Dr Miller offered a wide range of services including paediatric and adult ENT procedures, sleep studies, allergy testing and management, and the evaluation and management of chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD) and asthma.

Dr Miller comments: “I am looking forward to taking on the Chief of Staff role and working with the physician community inside and outside the hospitals. We are in difficult times, but my focus will remain on ensuring safe, quality services that can adapt to the pandemic restrictions and economic challenges we currently face.”

The Chief of Staff appointment and compensation are approved by the Board and Minister of Health. Compensation for this position is $475,000 per year.

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Notes to Editors
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high-quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda's second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world's leading specialist hospitals.

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