BJC and Saint Luke’s Officially Combine as BJC Health System

Christopher Miller

Christopher is the senior clinical leader for BJC Health System, an integrated academic health system operating in two distinct regions – the East Region, which serves the St. Louis area and southern Illinois, and operates as BJC HealthCare; and the West Region, which serves the Kansas City area and eastern Kansas, and operates as Saint Luke’s Health System.

With clinical specialty leaders including academic partners Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Missouri – Kansas City, he leads the system’s care delivery model to provide the best value for patients and health care consumers. Christopher oversees the continued integration of clinical care to ensure that the communities BJC Health System serves have equitable and efficient access to the most comprehensive array of medical care and services in the region.

Formerly chief clinical officer for BJC HealthCare, Christopher continues to lead efforts to advance and continually improve quality, patient safety, high reliability and care delivery while also creating systemwide clinical standards.

Christopher joined BJC HealthCare in 2023 from Cleveland’s University Hospitals, where he served as president of the Clinical Network and as chief clinical officer. Prior to that, he served as president of University Hospitals Physician Services, as well as department chair and physician-in-chief for emergency medicine. He was also the Carol and Arthur F. Anton Endowed Chair for physician leadership.

Christopher earned his medical and Master of Science degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine – and served as chief resident – at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. As an active-duty United States Navy officer, Christopher served in support of United States Marine Corps combat operations in Iraq and other overseas missions.

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