Top 25 Women Leaders
Linda Burnes Bolton, 62
Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System
For the past 40 years, Linda Burnes Bolton has dedicated her career to patient care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Since 1996, she has served as vice president and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai Health System and Research Institute. She manages a staff of 3500 and oversees nursing care at the prominent system. A registered nurse, Bolton, 62, has led national initiatives on bedside care and workforce issues. She was vice chair of an initiative on the future of nursing by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine.