UnitedHealth Group Executive Dr. Richard Migliori Joins Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Board of Directors

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota announced it has named Dr. Richard Migliori, UnitedHealth Group executive vice president and chief medical officer, to its board of directors.  

Migliori has more than 20 years of experience in the health care sector and has been a national leader in health care policy.  

"Dick is an extremely valuable addition to our board," said Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, president and CEO of Children's of Minnesota. "He brings to the board both an executive understanding of how health systems work and a physician's perspective on delivering quality care."

At UnitedHealth Group, Migliori is responsible for efforts to link clinical excellence with outcomes to drive health care quality and efficiency.  He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Brown University and has completed a National Health Research Fellowship in immunology, transplantation and oncology funded by the National Institutes of Health. He completed his surgical training at the University of Minnesota and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

"I've always been impressed with Children's for its commitment to families of Minnesota and pursuit of clinical excellence," said Migliori.  "Much of Minnesota relies on Children's for care.  When an organization has been able to generate that kind of trust, you want to be a part of it."

Children's recently announced a $17.5 million gift from UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company (NYSE: UNH), to fund the creation of a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center at Children's Minneapolis Hospital.  When certification is complete this will be the first pediatric-only Level I Trauma Center in Minnesota.

About Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Serving as Minnesota's children's hospital since 1924, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has 332 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children's of Minnesota provides care through more than 14,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits every year. Children's is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children. For more information, visit www.childrensmn.org.

SOURCE Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota