A healthcare management company with extensive state and federal government contracts will open an office in Columbia next month.
Headquartered in Omaha, StrategicHealthSolutions LLC
plans to expand its real estate footprint to include a 8,800-square-foot space in Columbia Corporate Park. The company will invest $125,000 in its expansion, CEO Peg Stessman says.
The company plans to grow from its six employees in Maryland to fill the office space that can accommodate as many as 50 workers, Stessman says.
The skill-set of area workers drew the company to the region, as many prospective employees are familiar with running government programs.
Compared to a location like Omaha, where government contracts are less common, Stessman says she will have a choice of "thousands" of potential employees compared with a "handful."
"Omaha isn't known as a government contract mecca," Stessman says.
The company's headquarters will remain in Omaha.
The company specializes in healthcare management, including education and training, medical review, monitoring and compliance and auditing, particularly with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The small business has steadily expanded over the past six and currently has 101 employees.
Stessman says she plans to divide her time evenly between Columbia and Omaha. After working out of hotel rooms and coffee shops for several years, she says she can't wait for an office.
Source: Peg Stessman, says president and CEO of StrategicHealthSolutions.
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