Dr. Linda A. Carrick Honored by UMDNJ School of Nursing
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Linda A. Carrick, PhD, RN, CNAA

Linda A. Carrick, PhD, RN, CNAA, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for the Kennedy Health System, has been awarded the Visionary Leader Award by UMDNJ-School of Nursing.

A member of Kennedy’s leadership team since 2006, Dr. Carrick was honored for “advancing the profession of nursing through outstanding contributions in healthcare, education, community and public service” at a special event held December 10th, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ.

Dr.  Carrick – who oversees Kennedy’s Department of Nursing and Clinical Operations at its three acute care hospitals and numerous ambulatory facilities – also has leadership responsibilities 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 nursing.  Prior to joining Kennedy, she had served as Associate Director of Healthcare/Nursing Administration and Health Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School, as a Healthcare Consultant for the Genesis Healthcare Corporation of Kennett Square, PA, and as Regional Chief Operating Officer for Mercy Health System.  Dr. Carrick also maintains an adjunct faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She presently serves on the Nursing Advisory Board of Rutgers University School of Nursing and Gannett Regional Healthcare.

Dr. Carrick is also a Wharton J&J Nurse Executive Fellow and served as a Faculty Mentor for the 2006 - 2011 National Maternal-Child Health Nursing Leadership Academy.  In December 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.  In 2011,  Dr. Carrick was named one of South Jersey’s “Superwomen” by South Jersey Magazine, in recognition of her many professional accomplishments. 

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.