The Team

elizabethElizabeth Lamkin, MHA, CEO

After 20 years as a highly innovative hospital CEO, she now brings effective solutions to all types of hospitals and healthcare providers. Elizabeth specializes in system development, quality and billing compliance.  Throughout her career, Elizabeth has achieved numerous recognitions for quality as well as patient, staff and physician satisfaction.  Elizabeth has extensive experience in both start-ups and turnarounds.

She is a nationally known speaker and author on billing compliance including CMS Recovery Auditors.

Elizabeth brings enterprise wide solutions that begin with the Governing Board and the strategic plan. Her techniques are based in performance improvement within a team of stakeholders, resulting in practical and sustainable solutions. These result-oriented techniques are relevant and transferable to any hospital or provider because each solution is based on the providers current systems and culture.

Elizabeth received her BAIS degree, Cum Laude, from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Healthcare Administration also from University of South Carolina, Delta Omega Honor Society. She was named outstanding MHA student and won the Suzie James Yates scholarship.

Elizabeth has always been involved in community and charity work. As a community leader, in 2010 Elizabeth served on an eleven person Visioning Task Force for Hilton Head Island, SC. She now serves on the Greater Island Council to assist in implementation of the plan. She is also currently Board Chair for United Way of the Lowcountry and serves on the Board of the Coastal Discovery Museum.

amandaAmanda Berglund, MBA/MS, COO

With ten years’ experience in healthcare and biotechnology, combined with degrees in business and engineering, Amanda is well suited for projects that require detailed analysis, systematic business case development, comprehensive implementation and continued measurement. In all her projects, she strives to balance the technical and analytical aspects with what is needed to develop and sustain relationships with all stakeholders.

Prior to joining PHCC, Amanda was Associate Administrator and Chief Business Development Officer at North Fulton Regional Hospital near Atlanta, GA where she was responsible for all aspects of business development, physician relations, marketing, and public relations. She was promoted to this position after serving as Manager of Business Development for Tenet Healthcare Corporation where she provided business development and analytical support for hospitals across the US. She transitioned from a biotechnology focus to a career in healthcare when she joined Arthur Andersen’s business consulting division where her projects included business case writing, revenue-cycle development, cost containment strategy development, streamlining patient access, and policy manual development for academic medical centers, community hospitals and multi-hospital systems. Amanda is currently serving as Treasurer of the Santa Rosa Education Cooperative School Board.

Amanda received a BS from Columbia University and an MS from Georgia Institute of Technology, both in Mechanical Engineering. She also has an MBA in entrepreneurial leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Benjamin Fouts, MPA, Senior Consultant

For the past thirteen years, Ben has worked extensively with community-based health organizations to help them collect data, effectively analyze it, and apply the results to improve crucial clinical and operations processes. His key contribution is interpreting the language and concepts behind local or national indicators, identifying the principal data points necessary to measure them, and developing a system of data collection and analysis to provide information valued by management teams.

Recently, Ben has become involved with designing reports to extract and summarize data from electronic health records in order to meaningfully use the software, report to funders, and improve the quality of care.

Ben was among the first students to be accepted into the Masters Internationalist Program at The George Washington University, where he completed a Masters in Public Health. He worked for two years in the Peace Corps (Guatemala) as a Health and Nutrition Extensionist after which he worked as a contractor for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and contributed to assessment reports and evaluations of health and nutrition initiatives worldwide.