|Linda Carrick, Ph.D., RN, CNAA|
Linda A. Carrick, Ph.D., RN., CNAA, is Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for the Kennedy Health System. In this role, Dr. Carrick oversees Kennedy’s Department of Nursing at its three acute care hospitals and numerous ambulatory facilities. She has expanded responsibility for Respiratory Therapy, Infection Control, and Clinical Education, as well as in the areas of patient care outcomes management, service excellence and patient safety.
Dr. Carrick has held numerous academic and leadership positions in her more than 30 years in the field of Nursing. Prior to joining Kennedy in 2006 as Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, she had served as Director of Healthcare/Nursing Administration and Health Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School. Dr. Carrick was a Healthcare Consultant for several clients, including Genesis Healthcare Corporation of Kennett Square, PA. In addition, Dr. Carrick was Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Health System in Scranton, PA.
In December 2012, Dr. Carrick received the UMDNJ School of Nursing Visionary Leader Award for her contributions in healthcare, education, community and public service.
Dr. Carrick is also a Wharton J&J Nurse Executive Fellow and has served as a Faculty Mentor for the National Maternal-Child Health Nursing Leadership Academy from 2006 to the present. In 2007, she was named one of the New Jersey Institute for Nursing’s “Divas and Dons” for her extraordinary impact on the profession and the community. Dr. Carrick is a national speaker and author in the areas of operational management, resource utilization, strategic planning and executive development.
Dr. Carrick earned both her doctorate degree in healthcare administration and her master’s of science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.
She resides in Philadelphia, PA.