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Linda Givens Named Vice President of Patient Care


Adventist Health is pleased to welcome Linda Givens, RN, MSN, CEN, as Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer. Givens assumed her new role on Monday, March 21, 2016.

Givens has a long tenure at Adventist Health, beginning on the Medical/Surgical Unit at Walla Walla General Hospital in 1981. She transitioned into the Intensive Care Unit in1981 before shifting into a new role in the Emergency Center in 1984. Givens advanced into Coordinator of the Emergency Center in 1998, and just a few years later also held oversight on the Intensive Care Unit. When the Chest Pain Center opened on the medical campus in 2014, the Cardiac Cath Lab team was also brought under purview. When the previous Vice President of Patient Care accepted a position at Adventist Health’s Corporate Office last November, Givens accepted the role to serve as Vice President for Patient Care in the interim.

“We are incredibly grateful for the clinical expertise and knowledge of our organization Linda brings to our executive team,” says Monty Knittel, President at CEO at WWGH. “Linda’s background will greatly help us navigate the changing health care environment, while continuing to provide the highest quality of care for the communities we serve.”

Givens holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University and a Masters in Nursing from University of Phoenix. She also holds a certification as a Certified Emergency Nurse, and is a regional faculty for the American Heart Association. Her areas of clinical expertise includes critical care, emergency medicine and cardiac resuscitation.

Linda is married to Daniel, and together they have two adult sons, a daughter-in-law, and two lap dogs.