Dr. Cheryl Miller began her career with Encompass Health as a staff occupational therapist in 1984. She has held many positions over the years as a therapists, therapy manager, director of therapy operations, director of case management, and regional director of therapy operations. Dr. Miller has taught adjunct in occupational therapy programs throughout South Florida over the years. Currently in her role vice president of therapy operations for Encompass Health, Dr. Miller leads physical, occupation and speech therapy services throughout the organization to be innovative and efficient and to promote the highest possible therapy outcomes for the inpatient rehabilitation patients served. With her commitment to evidence-informed clinical practices, Dr. Miller has strived to develop therapy talent throughout the organization who are passionate, innovative, creative and dedicated to the therapies they provide. Dr. Miller also oversees processes and people to manage our processes to report quality indicator to the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services. These processes are critical to the accurate reporting and measurement of patient severity and their clinical outcomes.
Education/Training: Dr. Miller received her undergraduate degree from Florida International University in Miami Florida, and her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Miller currently functions as a certified professional development coach and is dedicated to helping leaders in the Encompass Health organization to be successful in their professional growth.
Professional Associations/Affiliations: Dr. Miller is a longstanding member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and currently on the governing board of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, where she previously served on the board of trustees.
Awards and Accomplishments: As the VP of Therapy Operations for Encompass Health, Dr. Miller leads the embedding of evidence-informed science into practice in the therapy departments throughout the organization. Her focus on implementation science has promoted nearly 10 years of research via the Encompass Health’s therapy research grant program, which has helped fill the gaps in evidence related to inpatient rehabilitation.
Personal Note: Dr. Miller is committed to engagement in meaningful occupations. During her free time she is an avid pickleball player and watercolor artist. Boating in the Florida Keys and wintertime skiing offers her healthy variety in her life-work balance.