Linn P. Billingsley, BSN | American Lung Association

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Linn P. Billingsley, BSN

Linn P. Billingsley

Board of Directors

Vice President of Operations, Kindred Healthcare

Linn P. Billingsley is the vice president of regional operations for Kindred Healthcare, LLC. Kindred is a specialty hospital company operating transitional care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and providing contract rehabilitation services nationwide. In her 20+ years with Kindred Healthcare, a privately held company based in Louisville, Kentucky, Billingsley has served in a variety of administrative and executive positions throughout the west.

Billingsley is currently responsible for executive oversight of nine long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals in the states of Washington, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. In addition, she serves as the Governing Board Vice Chair and Kindred's representing manager for the Silver State ACO, a CMS Medicare Shared Savings Plan (MSSP) ACO, with nearly 50,000 Medicare beneficiaries and more than 250 primary care providers throughout the state of Nevada.

Kindred's transitional hospitals specialize in respiratory and critical care and have the highest success rates in the nation for weaning patients off ventilator dependency. Kindred Healthcare was, in fact, founded by clinicians who were concerned about the poor outcomes of ventilator-dependent patients in community hospitals. This work and her nursing background make support for the American Lung Association a natural partnership for Billingsley and her team.

Billingsley has been involved with the American Lung Association for more than fifteen years, locally, regionally and nationally. She is a current member of the National Board of Directors, served on and acted as chair of the Southwest Regional Board and concurrently serves as a member and past chair of the Nevada Leadership Council. Nationally, Kindred Healthcare is a corporate sponsor of the Lung Association.

Billingsley earned her BSN and pursued her MBA at Arizona State University and began her nursing career at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to her work with the Lung Association, 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 family live in Blue Diamond, Nevada.

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