RECOGNITION OF ALAN B. MILLER; Congressional Record Vol. 148, No. 62
(Senate - May 15, 2002)

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                     RECOGNITION OF ALAN B. MILLER

  Mr. SPECTER. Mr. President, I have sought recognition today to 
acknowledge my constituent and friend Alan B. Miller of Gladwyne, PA, 
who on Sunday, May 19, 2002, will be honored with the George Washington 
University's prestigious President's Medal.
  This award, which has been bestowed upon such distinguished and 
varied figures as Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned 
journalist Walter Cronkite, and political humorist Mark Russell, will 
serve to recognize Alan's many achievements as a leader in the health 
services industry.
  In 1978, Alan founded Universal Health Services, Inc., based in King 
of Prussia, PA, which was then the third-largest proprietary hospital 
management company in the Nation and now operates 100 facilities in 22 
States, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and in France. He 
currently serves as the company's president and chairman.
  Alan is an authority on hospital management and has served as health 
care adviser to the Federal Mediation and Coalition Service. Among the 
pioneering activities developed under his direction was the founding of 
an industry mutual insurance company that provided malpractice 
insurance to over 200 hospitals at a substantial savings, thereby 
lowering health care costs.
  He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia and 
earned his M.B.A. at the Wharton School of the University of 
Pennsylvania, where he now serves on its executive board. He also holds 
an honorary doctorate from the University of South Carolina and is the 
recipient of the Federation of American Health Systems' Industry Award 
and the Anti-Defamation League's Americanism Award. He was named 
Entrepreneur of the Year in 1991 and C.E.O. of the Year in Hospital 
Management in 1992. He serves on the boards of Broadlane, Inc., CDI 
Corporation, the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, and is chairman of 
the Opera Company of Philadelphia. He served his country as Captain in 
the U.S. Army's 77th Infantry Division.
  For his accomplishments and many contributions to the corporate 
community, I salute him, and I congratulate Alan for the distinctive 
honor that will be bestowed upon him this coming Sunday.