Linda Earnest, Chief Executive Officer
Linda Earnest is the chief executive officer of Select Specialty Hospital – Omaha. In this role since 2020, she oversees hospital operations, quality and employee engagement initiatives.
Previously, she worked for Missouri’s Mercy Hospital & Mercy Clinic, where she served as vice president of operations. Linda drove strategy for 40-plus hospital departments and 16 physician practices, improving patient satisfaction, regulatory compliance and quality control.
Earlier, she was vice president of clinical and support services for eight years at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts. Additional leadership posts included administrative and chief operating officer roles at specialized, general and academic medical centers in Tennessee, Alabama and Vermont.
Linda has a Master of Health Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia and bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.