Linda Lawson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

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  • 2012 Fellow
    Linda Lawson

Administrative Director for Health Care Innovation and Transformation

The Hospitals of Providence

El Paso, TX

Dr. Linda Lawson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is the Administrative Director for Healthcare Innovation and Transformation for the Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, Texas. She is responsible for developing and providing executive support for clinical transformational projects for the network and is accountable for the successful and sustainable implementation of the Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) transformation projects. She leads quality improvement initiatives to promote safe, effective, equitable patient and population centered care for the transformation and improvement of clinical outcomes.  Linda is a magnet surveyor for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program, a program that recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Linda serves as Co-Lead for the Texas Team Practice Committee and is a member of the executive committee. The Texas Team is an action coalition of the initiative on the future of nursing to assist in actualizing the Initiative on the Future of Nursing (IFN) goals by 2020. She is a chair of the Texas STAR+PLUS Quality Council, created by Senate Bill 7 of the 83rd Texas Legislature (Regular Session). The council advises Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on policy development to ensure eligible Medicaid consumers receive quality, person-centered, consumer-directed acute care and long-term services in an integrated setting under the STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care program. The council is legislatively mandated to annually report to the HHSC executive commissioner an analysis and assessment of the quality of acute care services and long-term services provided by STAR+PLUS. Linda earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned her master's degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and her Doctor of Nurse Practice in Executive Nurse Leadership from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas.