Elliott Davis, LLC Principal Speaks at South Carolina Healthcare Managers Association's (SCHMA) Fall Workshop

October 14, 2008

Workshop Sponsored by SCHMA Aiken Chapter

GREENVILLE, SC – October 14, 2008 – Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the Southeast’s largest accounting and business advisory firms, announced that firm Principal Ira Bedenbaugh recently appeared as a guest speaker at the Aiken Chapter of the South Carolina Healthcare Managers Association’s fall workshop – “Botox for Your Brain.”

The workshop was held Oct. 8, 2008 at the USCA Conference Center, located in the USC Aiken campus’ Business and Education building. Bedenbaugh addressed an audience of more than 25 healthcare managers with a presentation titled, “Uh Oh – The Suits Are Here?” The presentation helped office managers understand the risk management issues in a medical office and effective techniques in addressing those issues.

Additional speakers included: Ann Elliott, leadership strategist with The Berkana Company, LLC; Aiken Mayor Fred Cavanaugh; Darrell Coven, director of business development and finance with Palmetto Health; Regina W. Hitchcock, director of governmental affairs with the South Carolina Medical Association; and Steven Simmons, director of account management workforce and business development division for Aiken Technical College.

As the leader of Elliott Davis’s medical practices group, Bedenbaugh focuses on helping physician practices and hospitals improve how they manage short and long-term financial and operational challenges. His responsibilities include analyzing physician practice infrastructure, identifying inefficiencies, and implementing workflow processes and technologies that increase business performance and address government compliance issues.

Bedenbaugh served previously as a principal of Protime LLC, a medical management consulting firm, and the practice administrator of The Family Healthcare Center. Bedenbaugh earned a bachelor’s degree in financial management and a master’s degree in business administration from Clemson University. He is a former member and past president of the Rotary Club of Laurens, S.C.; former board member and past treasurer of the United Way of Laurens County; former board member of the Laurens Chamber of Commerce and a former board member of Senior Options, also in Laurens.


Since 1925, Elliott Davis has been the accounting and business advisory firm that improves the financial management of emerging and middle market clients by offering a comprehensive array of accounting and business advisory services. Today, Elliott Davis is one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Southeast, and among the top five companies awarded as “2007 Best Places to Work in South Carolina.” With 50 shareholders, Elliott Davis has nearly 400 employees in 10 offices throughout the Southeast. Elliott Davis’ affiliates include Elliott Davis Capital Partners, LLC, a regional investment banking firm; Elliott Davis Technology Solutions, LLC, a leading full-service network integration and security provider; and Elliott Davis Wealth Management Services, LLC, which helps individuals achieve personal financial goals by providing planning, investment, insurance and brokerage services. The firm is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms based in the U.S., and is strategically aligned with LEA Europe and LEA Asia Pacific, a worldwide network of 300 offices in 80 countries around the globe.

For more information about Elliott Davis and its services, visit www.elliottdavis.com.