Pete Lawson formed Lawson & Associates in March 2017 to assist healthcare providers in both Operations and Strategic Advisory. Prior to then he was Managing Director of Co-Head of Hospital M&A for Raymond James where he assisted rural health systems in acquisitions and financing. Before Raymond James he was the Executive Vice President for Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) for 16 years in both Operations and Development.
Mr. Lawson has been employed in the healthcare field for nearly 40 years; starting as a hospital staff employee, numerous hospital CEO roles, and the last 20 years in corporate executive leadership. Mr. Lawson’s executive management experience has been both with investor owned healthcare corporations — including Humana, HCA, Phymatrix, and Health Management — and joint ventures with not-for-profit systems as well as physician investors.
Mr. Lawson received his Bachelor of Business degree, with a concentration in Management Information Systems, from the University of Notre Dame and his Master’s in Health Administration from Duke University. In 1995 he was awarded Modern Healthcare’s Up and Comer Award, he is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is a former FINRA Certified Investment Banking Representative (Series 63 and 79). He and his wife Diane live in Naples, Florida, where they raised three adult sons. Pete has overcome cancer six times and shares that experience with individuals and organizations alike on his weekly blog www.irishcockroach.com