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Charles Milligan appointed as CEO of Health Management Associates

April 19, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Health Management Associates, a reputable healthcare research and consulting firm based in Lansing, Michigan, has recently announced the appointment of Charles (Chuck) Milligan as its new chief executive officer. Milligan, who has been serving as the firm’s chief operating officer since 2020, will take over the position on May 17, succeeding the retiring CEO, Douglas Elwell.

Elwell, who has been with HMA for 15 years and held the CEO position since November 2020, has been praised for his exceptional leadership in expanding the firm’s expertise to meet client needs. Prior to his role as CEO, Elwell served as the COO and managing principal in the Indianapolis office. Furthermore, he has a strong background in healthcare, having worked as the Illinois Medicaid director and deputy CEO for finance and strategy at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

In a statement, Jay Rosen, the founder, president, and chairman of HMA, acknowledged Elwell’s contributions to the company and communities across the country. He expressed his confidence in Milligan’s ability to lead the firm into the future by building on the existing expertise within HMA.

Milligan, who joined HMA as COO in November 2020, brings a wealth of experience as a healthcare executive and consulting leader. With previous roles as Medicaid director in New Mexico and Maryland, as well as various leadership positions in healthcare organizations and government agencies, Milligan is well-equipped to drive innovation and develop solutions for complex healthcare challenges.

HMA specializes in healthcare and human services policy, programs, and financing, providing consulting services to a diverse range of clients including health plans, government agencies, and healthcare providers. With over 700 professionals located across more than 30 offices in the United States, HMA is positioned to continue its mission of improving healthcare delivery and outcomes for the communities it serves.


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