Linda Kluge is the executive director of the quality improvement services group of Alliant Health Solutions. Kluge has more than 40 years of experience in dietetics and quality management. She has held supervisory, management and clinical roles for a variety of health care providers. She joined Alliant Quality in 2003, then known as the Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF), serving as a quality improvement and education specialist. Kluge then served as a home health/nursing home/quality team manager prior to begin promoted to the director of the QIO and serving as a member of the Alliant executive management team. She has extensive experience working with nursing homes, hospitals, and communities on several initiatives for patient safety, care transitions and beneficiary protection.
After earning a bachelor of science degree from Hood College in Frederick, MD, Kluge completed the coordinated undergraduate program in dietetics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD and has completed a professional development in gerontology certificate from Emory. She has received the Distinguished Service Award from Aging Services of Georgia, was the recipient of the President’s Mentor Award from the Florida Dietetic Association and the 2018 American Health Care Association Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality award.
Currently, she is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Quality Leader Alliance and Quality Strategies Task Force. Linda also is a Board Member of the American Health Quality Association (AHQA), is a member of the Southeastern Advisory Board of National Church Residences and is a member of the Dunwoody Evening Community Bible Study core leadership team.