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Linda Kay Groah

Linda Kay Groah, American nursing administrator, educator. Named Most Influential Women in Business, San Francisco Business Times, 2006; recipient California Excellence in Nursing Leadership award, Nursing Spectrum, 2005, award for Nursing Leadership, California Nurse Week, 2005.


  • Groah, Linda Kay was born on October 5, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Joseph David and Irma Josephine (Zitek) Rozek.

  • Education

    • Diploma, St. Luke's School Nursing, Cedar Rapids, 1963. Student, San Francisco City College, 1977. Bachelor, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, 1978.

      Bachelor of science in nursing, California State University, 1986. MSN, University California, 1989.


    • Staff nurse to head nurse University Iowa, 1963-1967. Clinical supervisor, director operating and recovery room Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1967-1973. Director operating rooms Medical Center Central Georgia, Macon, 1973-1974.

      Director operating and recovery rooms University California Hospitals and Clinics, San Francisco, 1974-1990, assistant director hospitals and clinics, 1982-1986. Vice president patient care services, chief operating officer Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 1990—2004, chief operating officer, nurse executive, 2004—2007. Executive director Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Denver, since 2007.

      Assistant clinical professor University California School Nursing, San Francisco, since 1975. Consultant to operating room supervisors and division educational resources and programs Association American Medical Colleges, since 1976. Conductor seminars.


    • Operating Room Nursing: Perioperative Practice
    • activities administrative anesthesia anesthesiologist anesthetic anesthetic agent AORN appropriate aseptic aseptic technique bacteria blood body catheter circulating nurse cleaning clinical experience Clinical Nurse Collaborates contamination cuff disinfectant drapes drugs effective electrosurgical equipment ethylene oxide evaluation fluids glove gown hand healing hemostasis hospital identified implement incision infection instruments intraoperative material ment method microorganisms monitor needs nursing actions nursing care plan nursing diagnosis Nursing Director nursing process occur operating room nurses Operating Room Supervisor outcome oxygen package PACU performed perioperative nursing perioperative role personnel placed position Potential pressure prevent prior Pulse oximetry removed respiratory responsible result scrub nurse skin solution sponges staff standards steam sterilization sterile sterile field student supplies surgeon surgery surgical patient surgical procedure surgical specialty surgical suite suture technique temperature tensile strength tion tissue tourniquet towel ultrasonic cleaner wound
    • Perioperative Nursing
    • This text defines the perioperative role and its implementation based on national standards established by professional organizations.
    • Author: Perioperative Nursing Practice, 1983, 3d edition, 1996. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books. Author, producer audio-visual presentations.

      Author: computer software.


    Fellow: American Academy Nursing. Member: American Nurses Association (vice chairman operating room conference group 1974-1976), National League Nurses, Association Operating Room Nurses (member committee nominations 1979-1984, treasurer 1985-1987, 1993-1995, board directors 1991-1993, president-elect 1995-1996, president 1996-1997, president foundation 1992-1995, trustee foundation 1995-1997, Excellence award in Preoperative Nursing 1989), San San Francisco Chamber of C.


    • Married Patrick Andrew Groah, March 20, 1975. 1 child Kimberly stepchildren: Nadine, Maureen, Marcus.
    • father: Joseph David Rozek
    • mother: Irma Josephine (Zitek) Rozek
    • spouse: Patrick Andrew Groah
    • children: Nadine Groah
    • Maureen Groah
    • Marcus Groah
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    Born October 5, 1942
    (age 75)