Miller, George 1998-12-09

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George Miller discusses his life as a child in Ohio to his involvement with the Covenant Health System merger.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George Miller

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 09, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: George Miller, Born: 1918, in Columbus, Ohio, Graduated from Ohio State University (1940), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Depression Era, George Miller (again), Father was an architect, Education, Childhood influences, Air Force, 4 years during World War II, Depression Era (again), Working, Family, College life, Differences, Freedom, Prices, Level of education, Columbus, Ohio, Childhood activities, Radio, Charles Lindbergh, Kidnapping/murder of child, Rose Bowl, Charles Lindbergh (again), Religion, Episcopal Church, Air Force (again), 9th Air Force service command, England, France, Germany, Responsible for administration and housekeeping at bases, General George S. Patton, Anecdote, Reputation, Air Force (again), Anecdotes, Activities, Responsibilities, German POWs, Soldiers, Relationship with French civilians, Women.

Tape 1, Side 2: Air Force (continued), George Miller (again), Armstrong Cork, Married a woman from Amarillo, Texas, Moved to Lubbock, Wife: Mary Kritzer Miller, Masterson family of Amarillo, Jack Miller, Masterson Management, Amarillo, Family ties, Lubbock, Texas (again), Moved in 1951, Business, Time Trucking, Arnold Dalby, competitors, Involvement with community, Growth during the 1950s, Texas Tech University, Dr. William (Curry Holden ??), Contributions to university, Elo Urbanovsky, Responsible for Texas Tech’s landscape architecture, Medicine—Lubbock, Doctors J. T. Krueger and Sam Dunn, Opinions, Bobby Layne, Dr. J. T. Krueger (again), Lubbock Banks, Citizens National Bank, Methodist Hospital Board, 1967, George Brewer, George Miller (again), Chairman of the Board in 1970, Covenant Health System Board, Methodist Hospital, Opinions, Change of health care, New equipment, George Brewer (again), Involvement with the hospital.

Tape 2, Side 1: George Brewer (continued), Lubbock doctors (again), Process of getting on staff, Dr. Bricker, Bypass surgery, Opinions, Medicare, Problems, Opinions, Methodist Hospital (again), Medicare (again), Cost control, Changes in Medicine, George Brewer (again), Opinions, William Poteet, Methodist Hospital (again), Presence in rural areas, St. Mary’s Hospital, Presence in rural areas, Rural hospitals, Management by Methodist and St. Mary’s hospitals, Merger, Alan White, Charlie Trimble, Reasons, Community, Competition, Issues, Loyalty, Community controlled, Advantages, Covenant Health System Board, Control over hospital, Relationship with St. Joseph’s of California, Significance of merger for Lubbock, Texas, Medical care.

Tape 2, Side 2: Significance of merger for Lubbock (continued), Medical center, Competition, Involvement with the community, Lubbock, Texas (again), Future economic development, Future of Covenant Health System, Optimistic, Children, Mary Kritser Miller (again), died in 1992, Betty Ranck Miller, Afterthoughts.

Range Dates: 1918-1998

Bulk Dates: 1918-1998

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