September 01, 2016
Port Charlotte, FL – Fawcett Memorial Hospital has recently named Dr. Pamela Miller, D.O., MHA, MA as medical director of the hospital’s emergency department.
Dr. Miller has over 20 years of experience in the medical field, and is a decorated military physician. She began her career in the medical field as a nurse, before completing her Masters in Nursing, Masters of Healthcare Administration, and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, at the University of Iowa and Des Moines University. Her previous experience as an advanced practice nurse, combined with her current practice as an emergency medicine physician and physician healthcare executive make her uniquely qualified to lead the Emergency Department at Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Miller has held several previous leadership positions, to include Regional Medical Director, with experience managing a variety of community-based emergency departments. She has significant experience in overseeing Emergency Management Services, and has a particular interest in supporting prehospital care for the community. Dr. Miller also brings experience in hospital and community disaster response planning. In addition, she recently served as the Force Surgeon with US Marine Corps Forces, Central Command after being mobilized to active duty as a United States Navy Reserve physician. She has served in various clinical and senior administrative assignments over her 26 years of military service for both the United States Navy and Marine Corps to include deployment with a shock trauma team to a combat environment. Dr. Miller has received numerous personal military awards for her service including the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medals, as well as the Iraqi Campaign and Global War on Terrorism Medals.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Miller to the Fawcett family as our emergency department medical director. She brings a high level of experience and expertise to the field of emergency medicine and will continue to lead Fawcett’s emergency department in clinical excellence,” said Bill Hawley, CEO of Fawcett Memorial Hospital.