CHS Appoints New General Counsel
Catholic Health Services (CHS) recently appointed Tracy E. Miller, Esq., executive vice president and general counsel. In her new role, Miller is responsible for managing the delivery of legal services for the health system, including corporate transactions, arrangements with physicians, real estate, tax, labor and employment, risk management and patient care. She will provide counsel to CHS leadership and the CHS Board of Directors on CHS strategic initiatives, corporate governance and regulatory affairs.
“Tracy’s proven experience as a leader in the field of health care law will support our organization’s strategic direction and the coordination of care for the communities and patients we serve,” said CHS President and CEO Alan D. Guerci, MD.
Prior to joining CHS, Miller was a partner at the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King in Manhattan, where she served as deputy chair of the Health Care Practice and co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice. Miller has more than 30 years of health care legal experience. At Bond, she advised clients on legal matters ranging from corporate governance and transactions to regulatory affairs and cybersecurity. Also, she served as lead outside counsel to two organizations comprised of hundreds of health care providers formed to participate in state health reform and coordinate care delivery.
Prior to law firm practice, Miller was general counsel and senior vice president of the Catholic Health Care System (now ArchCare) in New York City, overseeing legal services and providing legal and strategic advice to the Boards of Directors and senior management throughout the health system. Also, Miller served as associate professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where her work focused on health care quality, and she was the vice president for quality and regulatory affairs at the Greater New York Hospital Association.
As the first executive director of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, Miller crafted law and policy on issues raised by medical advances, including New York’s health care proxy law, the Family Health Care Decisions Act and New York’s law assuring equity in the distribution of scarce organs for transplantation. During her tenure as executive director, the task force gained a reputation as a national leader in devising policy at the intersection of law, medicine and ethics.
Miller earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Brown University and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. She has spoken and written extensively about health care law and policy. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law360 and Health Affairs. Miller was a founding member of the 1300-member Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and former section chairperson. She continues to serve on the section’s executive committee. She has been named a top health care attorney in Best Lawyers in America and a Super Lawyer for health care in the New York Metropolitan area, ratings are based on peer recognition.
Miller resides in Garden City.