Linda Cole, R.N., M.B.A., is Senior Vice President, Operations, Scottish Rite. She is the leader of daily operations at Scottish Rite hospital, a 250-bed pediatric facility. Cole is responsible for overall campus operations, as well as system responsibilities for Surgery, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Emergency & Ambulatory Services, Neurosciences and several other specialties.
Cole has served in multiple leadership roles during her more than 25 years at Children’s. In her previous role as Vice President of Ambulatory Services, she oversaw the Egleston campus receiving a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center designation, as well as the opening of the Children’s at Forsyth neighborhood location.
Her dedication to the community extends outside Children’s. Cole is secretary/treasurer of the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission. She serves on the boards of Leadership Forsyth, LaGrange College and serves as board chair for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. She is also on the Leadership Council for the Panther Club at LaGrange College and the Forsyth Advisory Board for North Georgia College and State University.
A native of Forsyth County, Cole earned a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia.
Cole and her husband, Charles reside in Forsyth County with their four children.