Physician Hospitals of America Selects SmithBucklin for Full-Service Association Management

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) announced it has selected SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management and professional services company, as its full-service association management partner.

News Facts

  • PHA is a network of physician-owned hospitals that supports its members in their efforts to advance the quality and availability of healthcare in their specific communities.
  • The partnership with SmithBucklin moves PHA’s headquarters from Sioux Falls, S.D. to Washington, D.C.
  • PHA’s mission is to offer support, advocacy and educational services to the physician-owned hospital industry, reflecting at all times the best interests of the patients, physicians, and other providers who play an inextricable and essential role in the provision of healthcare services. PHA envisions a healthcare system focused primarily on quality patient care, in which physicians are involved in every aspect of delivery.


Michael E. Russell, II, PHA president of the board of directors

“PHA advocates for the interest of physician-owned hospitals on federal, state and local levels, while encouraging members to become or remain politically engaged. Partnering with SmithBucklin and moving our headquarters to Washington, D.C. positions us for greater visibility on Capitol Hill. PHA will continue to serve our members with the personal customer service they expect while also creating additional member benefits.”

David Schmahl, SmithBucklin senior vice president and chief executive, Healthcare and Scientific Industry Practice

“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with PHA. Given the current landscape of healthcare in the United States, it is clear that PHA is at a critical juncture. We believe our partnership will allow for strategic thinking and planning to provide PHA leaders with a way forward to advance the organization to its next phase of industry and membership relevance.”

About SmithBucklin

SmithBucklin is the world’s largest association management and professional services company. Founded in 1949, the company provides full-service management and outsourcing services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn.

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