Linda Deering Dean, RN, MSN

Linda’s years of experience in nursing, executive leadership and hospital operations has resulted in transformed operations for the organization with which she works. She possesses field tested expertise to help organizations achieve optimal operational excellence. Linda has a talent for creating enthusiasm and tactical plans that really work. As a working executive, Linda brings real time operational experience to her Studer coaching. In her current role as President for Advocate Sherman Hospital in Illinois, patient satisfaction has increased from the 40th percentile to the 95th percentile; physician satisfaction from the 50th percentile to the 81st percentile; employee satisfaction from the 45th percentile to the 90th percentile; and turnover decreased from 20% to 11%. These improved results occurred during a time of financial challenges, needed downsizing, building a new replacement hospital and joining a system. Prior to her work at Sherman, Linda served as the Vice President for Patient Services, and Chief Nurse at Delnor-Community Hospital in Illinois, where she led their outcomes to top tier performance. During her tenure, both Delnor and Advocate Sherman Hospital received the prestigious Magnet Designation awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Her presentations at Froedtert Medical Center, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain Health and more have resulted in the highest praise from her audiences. She has the ability to positively influence change and help other organizations produce key results. As an entertaining and articulate speaker, Linda is able to share the tips and tactics that improve performance to create great places for employees to work, patients to receive care, and physicians to practice.


  • Northern Illinois University
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Elgin Community College
    Associate of Art and Science
  • Illinois Masonic School of Nursing
    Diploma of Nursing

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