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Penn State Health appoints new chief learning officer

Penn State Health has appointed Hillary Miller, a learning leader from Tennessee, as its first-ever vice president and chief learning officer, effective Dec. 6. Miller reports to David Swift, the health system’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer, and focuses on education, employee development, engagement and retention.

Miller has more than 15 years of learning leadership experience, most recently serving as director for education and quality assurance at Parallon, a wholly owned subsidiary of HCA Healthcare. Her areas of expertise include public education as well as for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare companies, in both the clinical and revenue cycle settings.

“Hillary is a proven leader who brings a successful track record of executive leadership and strategy in the areas of professional development, training and onboarding, continuing education and quality,” said Swift. “We’re fortunate to have her expertise to improve the development, training and retention of our workforce.”

Miller has held leadership positions at OhioHealth, Medical University of South Carolina, HCA Healthcare and Parallon. She began her career as a special education teacher with a focus on multi-handicap, learning disabilities and reading intervention.

Miller holds degrees in health administration, education and organizational management/public administration. She also holds certifications in strategic communications and Crucial Conversations.

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