In 1964, Wallace and Connie Miller had a vision to provide long-term healthcare for the aging. Their vision became a reality when they opened the first Miller’s Merry Manor location on 157 acres just outside of Warsaw’s city limits. Over the years, the company has grown strategically, currently operating 32 rehabilitation centers, 11 Assisted Living properties, a transitional care unit, and a therapy company, with partnership in a home health care agency, and a workforce of well over 3000 throughout the State of Indiana. While the company’s Board of Directors includes the four living children of Wallace and Connie, since 2000, Miller’s Health Systems has been managed by a group of long-term senior employees: Patrick Boyle – CEO, Lori Haug – CFO, and Gregory Spaulding – COO.
Since the early days of the company, the Miller family recognized the dedication and support the employees have given to get Miller’s Merry Manor to where it is today. Consequently, in 2006, the Board of Directors formed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), allowing employees to become beneficial owners of the business operations of the company. Today, the Miller’s ESOP provides a way to carry on the proud traditions and culture of Miller’s, while allowing an avenue for future growth to benefit the company and its eligible employees. At the present time, Miller’s Health Systems is one of only two 100% employee-owned long term care companies in the United States, and is ranked in the group of largest employee-owned companies in the nation.