JTS Health Partners mourns the death of our friend and Senior Advisor, Linda A. Matern. Linda will be missed by everyone. She was passionate about life and about her work. She was a leader, a mentor, and a friend.
Linda was a healthcare leader for 35+ years within the provider, payer, and technology segments of the industry. Throughout her career, she served in a variety of Executive leadership roles, including the country’s first for-profit behavioral health company Healthways, Tenet Healthcare; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for a physician practice management company and assisted taking this company public; and Chief Operating Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee HIE company.
Linda served as a Consulting executive for over 15 years at Shared Medical Systems / Siemens Medical Solutions USA; developing a national standard for Information Technology Adoption that will be utilized by Cerner in their acquisition of Siemens Medical Solutions USA.
In her last years, Linda vowed to never miss another sunrise. She was, as always, dedicated to her goals and exceeded expectations. We trust Linda is now enjoying the sand, the breeze, and the joy of an endless sunrise.