Linnes L. Chester

Principal

Linnes Chester

Linnes brings to MIH Management Solutions, LLC a high level of executive and administrative talent developed from a successful Air Force career, where he attained the rank of colonel.

Professional History

Administrator, Felicity Hospice and Home Health, LLC, Las Vegas, NV

Principal, MIH Management Solutions, LLC, Las Vegas, NV

Mike O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, NV

Deputy Director, 882 Training Group, Sheppard Air Force Base, TX

Administrator, Dyess Air Force Base Clinic, TX

Director, Department of Defense Uniform Business Office, Office of Secretary of Defence, Washington, D.C.

Finance and Managed Care Fellow, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, CA

Chief of Staff, Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM

Inspector, Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM

Directorate and Division Administrator, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX

Education

Southwest Texas State University, B.S., Healthcare Administration, magna cum laude

Air Force Institute of Technology, M.S., Logistics Management

University of Southern California, M.S., Systems Management

Financial Management and Reporting Basics for Nonprofits, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"Critical Financial Skills for Hospital Success," ACHE

Shipley Associates "Writing and Managing Federal Proposals"

"Adopting Cross-Industry Best Practices," ACHE

"The Executive's Role in Improving Operations," ACHE

Professional Certifications, Affiliations, and Service

Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce

Clark County Community Emergency Response Team

Las Vegas World Affairs Council

United Way of Southern Nevada Volunteer

ACHE Nevada Chapter

Manuscript Reviewer, Military Medicine

Chairman, Editorial Board, Healthcare Executive Magazine, 2005-2006

ACHE Credentials Committee, 2004-2006

Presidential Task Force, DoD/Veteran Affairs Financial Subcommittee, 2001-2002

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

"Drug Use Among the Afghanistan National Police: A National Assessment," Military Medicine, Vol 177, Number 1, January 2012, Co-author

Awards

Bronze Star

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (6 awards)

Air Force Commendation Medal (5 awards)

Air Force Achievement Medal

Southwest Texas State University Honor Society

Alpha Chi National Honor Society

Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Healthcare Administration Course

Dyess Air Force Base Sijan Leadership Awards (Senior Officer)