By Astronemis Ray, Marketing Intern
Adam Miller easily walks the recommended 10,000 steps a day. In fact, as the courier for CMH, he walks up to 15,000 steps every day. Miller has been working for CMH for 20 years now. A native Astorian, Miller walks from building to building in all conditions — rain, wind, snow, hail — and sometimes even warm, sunny days. He enjoys the time he spends walking outdoors, especially when it’s sunny.
Miller goes to the Cancer Collaborative, the Park Medical Building, the Warrenton Clinic, the main hospital, and frequently is in and out of the Laboratory. Every day, he meets lots of new people. He works hard to make sure all blood samples, urine samples and packages go where they need to go. In addition to his walks, he also drives to the Warrenton Clinic at least three to four times daily. Every drive is 18 miles round trip.
As he moves throughout the CMH departments, Miller stays quite active. Because his job includes interacting with every clinic, he is very familiar with all of the buildings. When describing a typical day, Miller gave one word — “Busy.” One of his busiest times of the year is — unsurprisingly — flu season.
Outside of Miller’s job at CMH, he volunteers as a firefighter for the Lewis & Clark Fire Station, acting as the pump engineer for the last 28 years. His father, also a firefighter, inspired him to volunteer. Miller also has two children, a five-year-old and a seven-year-old. He likes spending his weekends and free time with his wife and kids, taking them on trips and doing outdoor activities.
Miller does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work in a significant job at CMH. His great attitude, friendliness and dedication help CMH run smoothly. Miller is helpful in every area of the hospital, and he does it all with a smile on his face.
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