FHN Celebrates Rural Physician of Excellence Terry Miller, MD

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — FHN honored its 2019 Rural Physician of Excellence Award recipient, family medicine physician Terry Miller MD, with a special celebration Nov. 7.

Each year, the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) recognizes physicians who exhibit an extraordinary commitment to providing healthcare to Illinois’ rural residents.

“One of the biggest healthcare challenges across our nation is the shortage of physicians who practice in rural settings. IRHA feels it is important to recognize those who have accepted this calling and gone out of their way to make an impact,” said Margaret Vaughn, IRHA Executive Director.

Standing: IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn, Sen. Brian Stewart, FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley, Stephen Kneubuehl. Seated: Terry Miller, MD and his son Daniel Miller

Dr. Miller has been caring for FHN patients since 1992 and now practices at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Highland View Drive in Freeport.

Dr. Miller’s efforts were recognized with an Illinois House of Representatives resolution, introduced at the celebration by Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport), and with an Illinois State Senate congratulatory certificate presented by Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport).

“We’re proud of Dr. Miller and his dedication to the health of the people in our communities both big and small here in northwest Illinois,” said FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley. “He has worked to improve FHN and his patients’ health over the years, and he richly deserves this recognition.”

For more information on Dr. Miller and FHN’s other Family Medicine providers, visit www.fhn.org.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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