Linda Haggerty McBride, MS, RN
Chief Implementation Officer
Linda is known not only for her focus on patients and outcomes, but also for her ability to envision and implement solutions that positively impact both. As a Masters-prepared nurse for over 30 years, Linda is committed to patient-centric systems designed to provide high-quality site-of-care interventions that make a difference to patients and healthcare systems. Her career has included the development and implementation of successful national programs, consultative services, contract negotiations, and professional and patient education.
Prior to joining the Loran Group, Linda held a variety of strategic positions with CVS/Coram Specialty Infusion, ensuring internal capability and the growth of multiple national programs. She most recently served as a Senior Consultant there, with a primary responsibility of developing and implementing a complex, multidisciplinary program designed to ensure effective care transition through appropriate resource utilization, while demonstrating positive clinical and financial impact. Linda developed a multi-departmental manual and related training materials for this enterprise-driven program and led its implementation, including creating efficiencies and incorporating best-demonstrated practices. She supported ongoing account management via financial tracking, outcomes analysis and consultative customer interactions.
Linda has held leadership roles as Vice President of Transplant and Anti-Infective Services at Coram, as well as Vice President of Marketing, to which the strategic business units reported. She is well-versed in market/situation analysis and strategic program development.
Linda is a talented writer, editor and educator. She has written and edited, in addition to implementation guides, numerous book chapters, articles and continuing education programs in multiple forms. She co-edited the first nursing textbook in the field of transplantation, an important resource for nurses seeking transplant certification. She is also an exceptional speaker with an art for meeting the needs of various audiences.
Linda received her Master of Science degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The proud mother of three sons, Linda lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago.