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Linda Clark, FACHE


Corniche Hospital

Linda Clark is CEO of Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi, the leading women’s and newborn hospital in the United Arab Emirates. With over 30 years of diverse healthcare executive experience, she has worked in the U.S., the UAE and Honduras. In the United States, she has held senior executive positions at Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta), Novant Health (Charlotte, N.C.), and WellStar Health System (Atlanta). In Abu Dhabi, Ms. Clark has worked with the UAE military and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City as part of the Cleveland Clinic management team. She currently is part of SEHA, the government healthcare system. In Catacamas, Honduras, Ms. Clark volunteered with Leadership Corp and worked at Predisan, a community-based ambulatory healthcare system. Her educational background includes Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Health Administration degrees from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Miami University.

Ms. Clark has optimized her passion for travel by developing her career in international healthcare management. She enjoys the challenges of the ever-changing healthcare industry in the complex multicultural environment of international healthcare. Ms. Clark is not fluent in any language but English, however she believes that barriers of language and culture can be overcome with an open heart and an open mind. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Experiences From Being a Hospital Internationalist CEO: What Is it Like to Lead a Hospital in a Foreign Country?

Presented by Ben Frank, FACHE, David Hoidal, Linda Clark, FACHE, Ron Lavater, FACHE at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 24th.

In this session, healthcare executives from the United States will share their experiences and insights of leading a hospital in a foreign country. Session participants will have the opportunity to gain pragmatic advice on how to become a ”hospital internationalist CEO.” Learning Objectives: Explore lessons learned on leadership style, approach and skills to be successful…