After a yearlong search, Dixie Miller of Dowell has been selected as the new director of the Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation. She will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations and will take the lead in all fundraising efforts, including special events along with annual, planned and corporate giving.
“The hospital is the heart of the community,” said Miller, “and the more support the hospital foundation receives the stronger it will be. As director, I will focus on ensuring that our hospital has the resources required to attract the best and the brightest and also provide top quality health care close to home.”
CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis said, “Dixie has a demonstrated track record of successfully building relationships between individuals and organizations, a key skill in the field of development.”
He went on to add, “She also has a personal passion for both health care and our community. Future changes in the economics of health care will make philanthropy even more critical in the years ahead and we are excited for Dixie's leadership in this area.”
A longtime hospital volunteer, Miller has lived in the county since 1981 and has been active in fundraising for CMH as well as the Cancer Gala, the United Way, Calvert Hospice and the Calvert Marine Museum. Additionally, she served on the CMH Foundation board from 2001-2006, the 2004 Capital Campaign Steering Committee, the hospital ball committee for 24 years and three times co-chaired the event.
“I am confident that her fundraising experience, coupled with her professional background in leadership, public speaking and service delivery,” said Kasia Sweeney, associate vice president for corporate communication at CMH, “will be great assets as we continue to grow and develop the foundation.”
Miller has 22 years’ experience as a corporate trainer – developing and conducting seminars for government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and healthcare organizations around the country. Most recently, she worked as a program analyst for the Office of Training and Workforce Engagement at the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), a division of the Department of Homeland Security.
“During the past 25 years, I have seen Calvert Memorial grow and expand beyond what anyone would have dreamed possible,” said Miller. “I share that passion and it’s exciting.”
The CMH Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1989, is governed by a 13-member board of local residents who volunteer their time and talents to raise funds to support the hospital’s mission. For more information about the foundation and upcoming events, visit the Foundation Calendar of Events at www.calverthospital.org.