Liz Gamble
Director – Strategic Planning & Practice Consulting

“When we can work with a client to create a vision for success and help them effectively implement that vision, it’s extremely rewarding.”

With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, including 10 years as a consultant, Liz Gamble’s broad operational and strategic background in healthcare brings practical, problem-solving capability to the clients of Zymeda Provider Solutions. Ms. Gamble is particularly skilled at synthesizing data and identifying actionable strategic solutions based on her analysis. Her strategic planning experience includes work with multi-hospital systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician groups.

Before moving into consulting, Ms. Gamble served in a planning director role for a two-hospital health system with both employed and contractually aligned physician groups, working closely with senior management to develop new business initiatives in conjunction with the organization’s overall strategic plan. She also assisted with physician recruitment, physician compensation and physician relations initiatives. Prior to her position as planning director, Ms. Gamble oversaw regional operations for registration, scheduling, and benefit verification as the director of access and admissions for the health system. In this role she led revenue cycle improvement initiatives targeting performance in the areas of referrals and authorizations, benefit verification, and collections.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Gamble was director of managed care services for another integrated delivery system. In that role, she was responsible for implementing contracts and overseeing managed care operations within a 115-physician, 19-location multi-specialty clinic. Ms. Gamble earned a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis on finance and management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. She also holds a Master’s degree in health administration from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Get to know our resident Super Hero

With her extensive healthcare experience and brilliant use of analytics, Liz has helped Zymeda soar to new heights. And while she does not need to wear an “S” on her chest and a red cape, that doesn’t mean she would pass up the chance to fly like Superman! 

If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Without a doubt, I would want to fly like Superman. I’ve had that dream as long as I can remember. The ability to control my movements while soaring above the earth and experiencing that view would be so exciting. Although not necessarily a noble talent, definitely one that may be useful when I am stuck in traffic!

Who is your role model and why?

Without a doubt my father is my role model. He’s a man of character and conviction with a strong work ethic, great sense of humor and dedication to family – characteristics I like to think I also have inherited. He has always been committed to helping me become the best version of myself, and I’ll always be grateful for that. Hopefully, I can be a similar role model for my children.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy taking a complex issue faced by our clients, applying both creative and pragmatic solutions to the situation, and generating their roadmap for success. Many providers don’t have the time or resources to think about the strategic direction their practice needs. When we can work with a client to create a vision for success and help them effectively implement that vision, it’s extremely rewarding.

What inspires you most in your life and at work?

It may sound cliché, but I want to make a difference and have fun doing it. I want to know that I have worked successfully and supported those around me who share a similar vision and work toward achieving our goal. This is true regardless of whether I’m working with my Zymeda team members, helping my children learning a new skill, or enjoying activities with my family and friends. I’m definitely a goal-oriented person but I want to enjoy the process of achieving the goal, not just the accomplishment itself.  

What is your spirit animal?

My spirit animal is the wolf and, although I would not have predicted it, I think it fits. The description of a wolf as a spirit animal suggests a blend of instincts and intelligence. I am very analytical and routinely gather as much information as I can in making a decision. Despite this, I am not afraid to go with my gut if I think it’s necessary. A wolf also represents an awareness of social connections which is definitely an accurate representation as I tend to be the “organizer” of things among family and friends.

What is your favorite hobby?

When I have the opportunity, I enjoy traveling and gardening. Traveling gives me the opportunity to enjoy new experiences and often learn new things. I find gardening to be therapeutic – there’s just something enjoyable to me about getting dirt under my nails and putting color in the world. Right now though, with two children involved in multiple activities, my favorite hobby is watching them in their endeavors! 

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