Linn P. Billingsley, BSN
Board of Directors
Vice President of Operations, Kindred Healthcare, Nevada
Linn P. Billingsley is the Vice President of Operations – Mountain District for Kindred Healthcare, Inc., where she is responsible for nine long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals in the states of Washington, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. Billingsley also leads Kindred's Integrated Care Market in Las Vegas which includes the Nevada LTACs, two skilled nursing facilities, home health, and hospice in a full post-acute care continuum. She serves as representing Kindred Manager and Governing Board Vice Chair for the Silver State ACO, a CMS MSSP ACO, with nearly 50,000 Medicare beneficiaries throughout the state. In her 20+ years with Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a national publicly traded corporation based in Louisville, KY, Billingsley has served in a variety of administrative and executive positions throughout the west.
Kindred's LTAC hospitals specialize in respiratory care and have the highest success rates in the nation for weaning patients off ventilator dependency. Kindred Healthcare was, in fact, founded by respiratory therapists who were concerned about the poor outcomes of ventilator dependent patients in community hospitals. That makes support for the American Lung Association a natural partnership for Linn and her team. Billingsley serves as a current member and past Chair of the Southwest Regional Board, member and past Chair of the Nevada Leadership Board, and member and past Chair of the Southern Nevada ALA's Lung Force Walk. Nationally, Kindred Healthcare is a corporate sponsor of the ALA.
Billingsley earned her BSN at Arizona State University and began her nursing career at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. In additional to her work with the ALA, she is an active supporter of National Public Radio and a past member of the Nevada Hospital Association's Board of Directors. She and her Husband, Max Heeman, live in Blue Diamond, Nevada.