10 things to know about Amber Sikes
In an ongoing series, Asante News features leaders who have recently joined the organization or employees who have been promoted to a manager, director or executive position.
Some people are born to organize. Amber Sikes is one of them. Her passion for process improvement led her to become a speaker at the 2017 Epic UGM Conference, where she talked about her and her team’s work in creating estimate workflows. A 12-year Asante veteran and Medford native, she was promoted to manager of Revenue Cycle Systems and Analytics this past July.
Here are 10 things to know about Sikes:
What she likes best about the job: “Every day is different. We get the opportunity to investigate workflows, be creative and help optimize workflows to increase our revenue as an organization.”
How her co-workers describe her: “Passionate, hard-working and dedicated.”
Who inspires her: “People who can take bad things or events that happen to them and continue to be positive and happy. The pandemic was a great example of this. I am also inspired by women who build each other up versus breaking others down.”
Childhood career dream: “Veterinarian and a lawyer.”
On her bucket list: “I recently went bungee jumping, which had been on my bucket list for a while. Next will be skydiving.”
Band she could listen to forever: “Nickelback, hands down.”
Favorite animal: “Spider monkey.”
Favorite food: “Traditional thick-crust pepperoni pizza.”
Favorite things in general: “I am a dog mom to two amazing mini Goldendoodles named Joker and Harley-Quinn. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love fall because I am a pumpkin spice and everything nice fanatic!”
Claim to fame: “When I was about 3 my mom and I made the front page of the Mail Tribune for selling veggies and flowers out in front of her flower shop.”
Manager, Revenue Cycle and Systems Analytics
Patient access supervisor, Imaging central scheduling, Asante
Revenue Cycle improvement specialist, Asante
Customer service specialist, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
If you have a question, please contact the author or relevant department directly.