The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ( today announced the appointment of George W. Bo-Linn, MD as the new chief  program officer for its San Francisco Bay Area Program. The Foundation's San Francisco Bay Area Program includes the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Commitment, and areas of focus including Land Protection and Science and Technology Museums.

“Dr. Bo-Linn comes to the Foundation with a very strong background and enormous skills as a leader,” said Steven J. McCormick, president, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. “We are very pleased he accepted the position; with over 20 years of extensive executive leadership and expertise in the field of healthcare, George is the perfect selection to lead our Bay Area Program to new heights.”

Bo-Linn is a dynamic professional with vast experience as clinician, researcher, and as a senior executive. He has proven expertise in clinical research, private practice, integrated network development, clinical service integration, strategic planning, information systems, managed care contracting, physician leadership development, quality improvement, and medical management within an integrated delivery system and network of physician-hospital organizations. 

“Dr. Bo-Linn’s commitment to excellence in patient care and safety is unsurpassed.  Not only has he been a long standing leader in the Bay Area’s medical community and a tireless champion for patient safety, he has been highly effective in increasing the visibility and skills of Registered Nurses in their hospitals and their communities.  His passion, energy and intellect will continue to develop a legacy of greatness in his new role as chief program officer.   The future of RNs, and the communities served, is brighter with a leader of Dr. Bo-Linn’s caliber in the role of chief program officer,” said Linda Kresge, chief nursing officer at Sequoia Hospital.

Most recently Bo-Linn was the senior vice president and chief medical officer at Catholic Healthcare West, the largest non-profit hospital system in the western United States. His responsibilities included all aspects of clinical quality, patient safety and satisfaction, risk management, resource utilization management, clinical information systems (including privacy and security), and healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others).  He was also the Chief Medical Officer, Unity Health System, St. Louis, Missouri, and the Physician Leader, Sisters of Mercy Health System-St. Louis, Inc. (SMHS), Information Architecture Council, among other senior positions.  He is the author of numerous scientific publications, lectures extensively nationally and internationally, and serves on several boards of national healthcare organizations.

Bo-Linn holds a B.A. from Rice University, and an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency in internal medicine was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, gastroenterology. He also had a subspecialty fellowship at the University of Texas; post-fellowship training at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Germany; and received his Masters of Healthcare Administration at the Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota.

According to Dr. Bo-Linn, “The Foundation’s San Francisco Bay Area Program is doing extremely important work. I am honored to join the Foundation’s team and to help realize Gordon and Betty Moore’s vision.”

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, established in 2000, seeks to advance environmental conservation and scientific research around the world and improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. The goals of the Foundation’s San Francisco Bay Area Program are to protect unique and irreplaceable lands; support science and technology museums; and improve nursing-related patient outcomes in adult acute-care hospitals.  For more information, visit


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