Ms. Bales is a senior vice president at The Camden Group specializing in hospital operations and transactions. She is responsible for the hospital operations division of The Camden Group which focuses on hospital turnarounds, interim management, labor management, and operations improvement. Most of her clients are tax-exempt organizations or public hospitals that are developing or dissolving new services, entities, or relationships.
Over the past seven years she has led engagements for five public hospitals and counties that were implementing public-private partnerships or financial turnarounds. In three of these engagements, she served as interim chief financial officer during their transitions.
She is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in the American Society of Appraisers and a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. She has taught the graduate course in Health Care Finance in the Health Services Administration Program at the University of Southern California. She has also given lectures at the Health Care Compliance Association National Institute on “Fair Market Value in Compliance Arrangements” in 2004, and for the California Hospital Association on “Fair Market Value in Physician Compensation” regarding Stark II in the fall of 2004.
Prior to joining The Camden Group, Ms. Bales served as chief financial officer of the Good Samaritan Hospital, an independent non-profit hospital in Los Angeles. Other positions held include senior manager with KPMG Peat Marwick’s National Health Care Strategy Practice, chief financial officer at the University of Arizona Medical Center, and assistant administrator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.