As leader of the orthopedics team for Sg2, Amanda provides expert insight on orthopedic and ambulatory surgery trends, national forecasts, service line optimization, and strategic planning for health care organizations across the country.
Amanda is a veteran in specialty services business management, beginning as a managed care analyst and then transitioning to hospital and clinic administration. Her health care industry experience spans nearly 20 years and includes leadership roles focused on hospital and clinic operations management, ambulatory surgery center operations and strategic planning, service line development, physician engagement strategies, strategic and financial analytics, and project management.
Prior to joining Sg2, Amanda held multiple leadership roles at UnityPoint Health—Trinity, most recently as director of the ortho and surgery service lines, where she led efficiency improvement efforts for UnityPoint Health’s system-wide total joint replacement program. She also led efforts in orthopedic surgeon engagement strategies for the UnityPoint Health—Quad Cities region, resulting in numerous efficiency and quality improvement advancements. Additionally, Amanda has presented on trends in outpatient joint replacement surgery to health care leaders and policy makers.
Amanda holds a master of health administration degree and a bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of Iowa. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. In her free time, Amanda volunteers in her community; with her husband and 3 children, she coordinates and serves meals to the homeless at King’s Harvest Ministries, a shelter serving the poor and homeless of Davenport, IA, and she is a level 3 crisis counselor for crisistextline.org. She also enjoys theater, gardening, biking and spending the summers boating on the Mississippi River with her family.