Tom Linhares has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare as a clinician, consultant and administrator, most recently having served as COO and Executive Director of three large physician/provider medical groups, including CHRISTUS St. Vincent Clinician Group, Southcoast Physician Group, and Western Connecticut Medical Group.

Prior to working with Western Connecticut Medical Group, Tom served as the Vice President of Hospital Operations at Lenox Hill Hospital, a 652-bed metropolitan tertiary teaching hospital in Manhattan, where he successfully rebuilt financial and budgeting processes to recover substantial losses.

As a consultant having worked both independently and for major consulting firms, Tom’s work has focused on process re-engineering, capacity utilization, patient access and throughput, medical management, nursing and clinical care management and operationalizing physician integration.

He holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Villanova University.