Linda A. Grace, RN, ADN, BSHS
President COSTech/KBM Business Management, Owner CDM Drugs
Corona Del Mar, CA
Over 30 years experience in the field of professional business and health care management, Linda Grace has extensive knowledge and experience in directing and managing all functional areas of the healthcare system. After receiving her R.N., Associates Degree at the State University New York and acquiring multiple certifications including Intravenous Therapy Certification, CRNI, Chemotherapy Certification, PICC Certification, Medical Coding, Billing, she went on to receive her B.S., Health Science from Chapman University, Orange, CA.
Her hands on clinical career included CCU, Post Open Heart, Surgical GYN, Oncology and Home Infusion Pharmacy. Working for several public and private national Home Infusion Pharmacies including Avon’s Foster Medical and Infusion Care, WR Grace’s NMC Home Care and Curaflex/Coram; she held the position of Vice President of Operations and Clinical Pharmacy and Nursing Services as well as President and founder of Curaflex’s Mail Order Pharmacy. Publishing multiple articles and a textbook chapter on intravenous therapy, she taught both nurses and pharmacist’s the art of Intravenous Therapy.
Linda went on to become a partner in Sutherland and Associates/Partners Consulting Group, an international pharmacy and hospital consulting firm. She served as Executive Director for the National Association for Vascular Access Networks (NAVAN) and Editor in Chief for their professional journal before starting COSTech, a California based consulting organization. COSTech emerged as a muti-dimensional health care management group focusing on all aspects of healthcare including financial feasibility and business management, regulatory management, compliance, quality management and accreditation services. It adapted to the ever-changing health care environment evolving to include turn-around, re-engineering, new start-up, marketing and sales, growth and expansion as well as social media services for Physician practices as well as pharmacy. Linda has enjoyed mentoring physicians in business growth and management for the past 15 years.
She currently owns several businesses including a Health Care Consulting Management Company, a full service retail, compounding and home infusion pharmacy and two wineries. Linda continues to consult with Physicians on a project basis and acts as Quality, Regulatory and Compliance Officer for CDM Drugs and Community Infusion Services.
For fun, Linda is working on her second career as proprietor of Giracci Vineyards and Farms and Cowboy Canyon Winery, a group of family owed wineries in Orange County. Linda is an ardent supporter of philanthropic causes in Orange County, and is involved in several charities currently sitting on the Board of Directors for Laura’s House and the Silverado Modjeska Recreation and Parks Department while supporting other charities such as CHOC and the Roosters Foundation. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. With a lifelong passion for quality of patient care she is dedicated to assisting the community in adapting to the changes in the healthcare environment.