Health Management Associates in Lansing Acquires Washington Firm

Health Management Associates (HMA), an independent national research and consulting firm based in Lansing, has acquired Wilson Strategic, a company that operates State of Reform health policy conferences, announced Jay Rosen, HMA founder, president and co-chairman.
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Health Management Associates has acquired Washington-based Wilson Strategic, which operates State of Reform health care and policy conferences. // Stock Photo

Health Management Associates (HMA), an independent national research and consulting firm based in Lansing, has acquired Wilson Strategic, a company that operates State of Reform health policy conferences, announced Jay Rosen, HMA founder, president and co-chairman.

Founded in 2010, the company based in Lynwood, Wash., north of Seattle, has the goal of bridging the gap between health care and health policy. State of Reform serves as a neutral convener, bringing together diverse stakeholders across the health care and policy spectrum at local and regional events. DJ Wilson founded State of Reform and will continue to serve as co-leader with Karianna Wilson.

“As a neutral party, State of Reform has proven to be a successful vehicle for bringing local, regional and state healthcare and policy decision makers to the table, facilitating honest, open, and important conversations,” says Rosen.

“These types of exchanges foster the trust and fuel the ingenuity required to solve complex problems and achieve common goals that will ultimately benefit us all. We look forward to supporting State of Reform’s mission to bridge the gap between healthcare and health policy.”

The company currently convenes over 8,000 event attendees a year and publishes more than 3,000 independent stories, analyses, and other informational items about state level health care a year. Wilson Strategic will operate as State of Reform. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“With State of Reform we have created safe spaces for diverse stakeholders to build relationships, have difficult but constructive conversations, and ignite the innovations that will transform challenges into success stories – something our country needs now more than ever,” says Wilson.

“Joining with HMA and Leavitt Partners, which became part of HMA earlier this year, helps us expand our footprint across the country while maintaining our independence and unwavering commitment to serving as an objective facilitator for the worlds of medicine and policy to come together in meaningful ways.”

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