Linda Kluge is the Executive Director at Alliant Quality, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Kluge has more than 39 years of experience in supervisory, management and clinical roles for health care providers in the areas of dietetics and quality management. She joined Alliant Quality in 2003, serving as a quality improvement and education specialist and then a home health/nursing home/quality team manager prior to advancing to director of the QIO and serving as a member of the executive management team.
Kluge has extensive experience working with Georgia nursing homes, hospitals, and home health agencies on several initiatives for patient safety, care transitions and beneficiary protection. Prior to Alliant, Kluge worked as a dietary consultant for the Atlanta based consulting firm Judy Ford Stokes & Associates and held several positions at Beverly Enterprises, a long-term care, skill nursing and rehabilitation provider, including serving as a senior director of its Quality Management department. A graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland with a bachelor of science degree, Kluge completed the coordinated undergraduate program in dietetics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. In 2010, she received the Distinguished Service Award from Aging Services of Georgia. Previously, she was the recipient of the President’s Mentor Award from the Florida Dietetic Association. In addition to being an active volunteer for Open Hand in Atlanta, Kluge is a member of Lincoln LOGS Toastmasters and facilitates a small group at the Dunwoody Community Bible Study.