Linda K. Groah MSN RN CNOR NEA-BC FAAN is the CEO/Executive Director of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
A veteran perioperative nursing executive, Linda has devoted her career to perioperative nursing practice and education, leadership development, and executive management. Her previous professional positions include international healthcare consultation, Chief Operating Officer/Nurse Executive of Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, and Assistant Director of Hospitals and Clinics OR-PACU and Surgery Center at the University of California San Francisco.
In 2011 Linda was named by Becker’s as one of the top 10 Leaders in the Area of Clinical Quality and, in 2013,2015, and 2018 was identified by Becker’s as one of 50 experts leading the field of patient safety.
In 2018 she was appointed to a three-year term by Leap Frog on an advisory board to create a survey for ASC’s.