A new director of plant operations recently joined the staff of Lake District Hospital.
Klamath Falls native Stan Miller relocated from Hermiston to assume the reins of the managerial spot late last month. He most recently worked for CalPine Corporation for about three years as an ICE (instrument, control and electrical) technician.
A veteran electrician of about 14 years, the 1997 Klamath Union High School graduate served two years in the U.S. Coast Guard from 2000-2002, stationed in Ketchican, Alaska. It was during this tenure that Miller received electrician training, and later working an apprenticeship in Klamath Falls through Klamath Community College.
Miller said that motivation for this training was two-fold: an enlistment bonus and scoring high on the electrician testing component.
“I guess for a 19-year-old that was pretty appealing,” he said.
He later also earned a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from the Oregon Institute of Technology.
Miller viewed the opportunity at Lake District Hospital as a chance to step up into a managerial role. Having previously worked around a hospital setting, the recently-improved infrastructure implemented also held appeal.
“The hospital setting is fantastic,” he said. “I was interested in getting on board with a newly upgraded facility.”
His construction background includes working on the Sky Lakes facility, which served as an eye-opening experience.
Most of his duties on site pertain to facilities maintenance and overseeing physical plant equipment, such as the hospital’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, boilers, generators and chillers, Miller said. Providing staff direction on varied maintenance-related duties also falls under his realm.
He and his wife of 14 years, Angie, have four children, and Miller hopes to become involved with Little League once baseball season comes around. He’s also an avid bowhunter and expressed interest in joining the Lakeview Bowmens Sports Club.
“I love hunting, so this was obviously a big attraction,” he said.
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