After serving as interim chief nursing officer (CNO) for four months at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Linda Kosnik, R.N., MSN, Ph.D.-d, has been selected to fill the position permanently. Kosnik will also serve as Vice President of Patient Care Services.
“We launched a nationwide search for a new chief nursing officer, however we knew very quickly that Linda was the perfect person for the job,” said Jonathan Ringo, M.D., President and Chief Operating Officer of Sinai Hospital and Senior Vice President at LifeBridge Health.
Dr. Ringo adds, “Linda’s clinical expertise and leadership skills, along with her open communication style, emphasis on teamwork and creative problem-solving abilities, already made her stand out. When we saw her connection with our nurses, we knew that we wanted her to stay on with us. We are so thrilled to have her as part of our team at Sinai Hospital.
Among her many and varied responsibilities, Linda is especially involved with recruiting and retaining nurses, implementing best practices, and building upon existing initiatives as well as developing new ones.
Dr. Ringo says, “Our nurses have shared with us how they have enjoyed working with Linda, who brings an enthusiasm and passion for taking care of patients while making sure that our nurses have what they need to provide the highest-quality and most-compassionate care to our patients and their families.”
Kosnik has more than 25 years of experience in health care focusing on clinical and operational performance. This includes 10 years as the chief nurse executive at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, and a combined 10 years in consulting leadership at PwC and Navigant Consulting, Inc. She also led patient flow and operational improvement as a fellow with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
She has lectured nationally and internationally and has published extensively on operational and clinical leadership, change management, collaboration, patient flow, quality improvement and performance management as they apply to health care.
Kosnik earned a nursing degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree as an advanced practice nurse practitioner from Seton Hall University, where she has completed all but her dissertation as a doctoral candidate in the Health Sciences Leadership Program.
About Sinai Hospital
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore is a 500-bed medical complex located in northwest Baltimore. Sinai Hospital is Maryland’s largest community hospital and third largest teaching hospital. Sinai Hospital is part of LifeBridge Health which is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health also includes Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.
Source: LifeBridge Health