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Chesterfield, MO, September 7th, 2023 - St. Luke’s is pleased to announce that Ryan Miller has been hired as the health system’s new chief operating officer (COO). Joining St. Luke’s executive leadership team, Miller will optimize its day-to-day operational performance. Miller will report directly to St. Luke’s President and CEO, Andy Bagnall.

“St. Luke’s is anticipating growth, so we needed to find a COO with the expertise to scale our operations while continuing to provide the exceptional care that we are known for,” said Andy Bagnall. “Ryan’s background made him the perfect choice for our health system. He is a growth-focused, culture-first senior executive who has extensive experience in the healthcare sector. Ryan also has considerable ability in all facets of value-based care, from improving and expanding provider services to implementing innovative, patient-centered programs. St. Luke’s is so fortunate to have him.”

“Joining the St. Luke’s family is a tremendous opportunity to enhance their mission of dedication to providing exceptional care to every patient, every time,” Miller said. “St. Luke’s has a well-deserved reputation for high-quality, patient-centered, award-winning care. I feel privileged to join the St. Luke’s team and help continue that legacy of excellence.”

Mr. Miller brings more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare field to the St. Luke’s COO role, most recently serving as regional chief operating officer for CHRISTUS Health in Southeast Texas. While at CHRISTUS Miller led one of the highest performing regions in a 40-hospital, international health system, and oversaw operations for multiple facilities across a nine-county region.

Prior to CHRISTUS Health, Mr. Miller held administrative leadership positions at Sentara Healthcare in Virginia, one of the largest health systems in the Mid-Atlantic region. Miller holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Brigham Young University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an Eagle Scout, and serves on the boards of directors for various non-profit organizations in his community, including the United Way and Nutrition and Services for Seniors. Mr. Miller will begin work in his new role with St. Luke’s in late October 2023.

Contact: Kelly Webb-Little
Phone: 314-576-2376
Cell: 314-614-9580

About St. Luke's Hospital:
St. Luke's Hospital is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community. Since its founding in 1866, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care providing personalized healthcare services in over 60 specialty areas at its 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. and 143-bed St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital. It also offers more than 30 other locations across the greater St. Louis area, bringing quality healthcare services close to home. St. Luke's is nationally recognized for high quality and safe care, consistently earning high patient satisfaction scores. In St. Louis, St. Luke's is the exclusive alliance provider for the nation's No. 1 heart hospital, the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute.