S. Lynn Wolff, MBA, FACMPE
CEO, Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow
Congratulations to S. Lynn Wolff for being recognized by her colleagues as HST’s Practice Manager of the Month.
Lynn believes that in order to be a successful practice manager, “It’s critical to get involved and stay involved in the business and to network to give something back to your profession. Staying abreast of the policies that are constantly changing in our industry is important to understand how they can negatively or positively impact the practice.”
“Having an awareness of the surroundings outside the office is often overlooked, as running a large medical practice takes time and energy,” Lynn continued. “However, successful practices and those that run them need to be fully aware of their surroundings, business and daily changes. Leveraging the advice of other professionals in the industry is a fantastic way to accomplish this.”
When asked who she credits with giving her the best advice in her career, Lynn said that she “received a lot of great advice throughout the years from many of my peers. Probably the best advice was to find what you love and do it.” She says she has been fortunate in her life to have worked with some great physicians, and enjoyed the autonomy to be able to lead them to success. And success for Lynn means looking forward to going to work every day and facing new challenges; which her job certainly has.
Prior to working for Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow, Lynn worked for Cobb Medical Hospital serving as the Practice Administrator over two specialty care facilities – West Cobb Medical Center and Paulding Center for Medical Care. She has been a Practice Administrator since 1980 with a short leave to work with Gates, Moore & Company as a Medical Practice Consultant. In that role she worked with private physician practices to improve budget, processes, accounts receivable, human resources and strategic planning.
Lynn says she really enjoys working with physicians to create a strategic plan that will solve problems and implement new technologies and processes to create high quality patient care, and a great atmosphere for our employees and providers. Putting a plan like that in place and seeing it through to fruition is extremely rewarding to Lynn as she helps build the type of practice that the doctors envision.
When Lynn is not busy running Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her son just moved back from Colorado, and she gets to share in the experiences of having a new granddaughter. She also enjoys going to the beaches to relax and get away from it all, saying, “Everyone needs some beach time!” How true, Lynn!
Congratulations again, Lynn, on being HST’s Practice Manager of the Month, and thank you for the difference you make in the lives of staff and patients at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow.