Linda brings significant healthcare management expertise, including “soft skills”, to the Force 10 team.
She served as Chief Medical Officer for two hospitals and has substantial experience with practice acquisitions. She has coached and mentored many medical staff leaders, and has worked to resolve many physician behavioral issues collaboratively with medical staff leadership.
Linda’s experiences as Chief Medical Officer helps Force 10’s healthcare specialty team to improve the financial health and efficiency of hospital systems, individual medical facilities, and specific departments within those entities. Success requires both dedication to patient care and organizational discipline, and Linda’s experiences managing medical staffs are invaluable in developing strategies that allow our clients to resolve financial pressures and thrive.
In addition to her work as CMO, Linda was the president of her anesthesia group and chief of anesthesia, has experience creating medical groups, and formed multiple joint ventures with physicians and hospitals. She also had regional responsibilities for Performance Excellence projects and Quality Improvement initiatives. Linda’s many achievements include improving OR costs by working with anesthesiologists and surgeons to decrease waste and achieving top 5% ranking for clinical excellence from HealthGrades.
During her tenure as senior vice president of medical affairs for the Princeton HealthCare System and as CMO for Mission Hospital, Linda was the administrative liaison between the medical staff, administration, and the system’s Board of Trustees. She had primary oversight of the medical staff office, patient safety program, infection control, continuing medical education, risk management, and performance improvement programs, among others. She provided leadership in clinical care, patient satisfaction, and efficiency across the care continuum and was responsible for the Physician Relations Program. Linda’s leadership skills were also essential in developing her organization’s strategic plan, and in helping to plan and design a new hospital, for PHCS, an effort that culminated in a successful move in May 2012.
Linda’s management abilities were evident in her role as physician leader of a hospital-employed multi-specialty physician group, and then as Physician-in-Residence at the USC Marshall School of Business’s Masters of Medical Management Program. Earlier in her career, she formed Princeton Anesthesia Services, bringing together multiple physician practices into a single specialty group. She devised the reimbursement system for partner compensation that has now been adopted by other similar anesthesia practices.
Linda has a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College, obtained her Medical Doctorate at the Rutgers Medical School, and her Masters of Medical Management at the USC Marshall School of Business.