Hospital & Health Care

Due to the wide variety of issues facing today’s health care industry, the firm’s health care practice group draws upon the collective experience of the firm’s lawyers in a host of areas including litigation, labor and employment law, tax, and real estate.

At Brown & Connery, we understand the sensitive nature of legal matters involving hospitals and health care institutions. Our clients rely on us for our professionalism, confidentiality and attention to detail. Typically, the firm is called upon to handle a wide variety of matters for clients in this area, including:

  • General corporate work, including all types of contract negotiation and drafting
  • Preparation, amendment and interpretation of corporate and medical staff by-laws
  • Equipment leasing
  • Project and medical office building construction
  • Formation of joint ventures
  • Resolution of medical staff privileges issues
  • Employment issues related to drafting of employment contracts
  • Litigation related to restrictive covenants and post-employment restrictions
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Real estate acquisitions
  • Compliance and regulatory matters
  • Health care financing
  • Risk assessment
  • Insurance matters

The firm also provides counsel and advice on issues pertaining to the rights and care of patients, and the exposure of health care organizations and providers in the area of informed consent. The firm has considerable experience in developing internal policies, procedures and guidelines for health care providers in areas, including termination of life support systems, advance directives and powers of attorney, the physician-patient relationship, access to medical records, consent forms for general admission and medical procedures, and refusal of medical treatment.

The partners responsible for this area of practice include Steven G. Wolschina, William M. Tambussi and Christine P. O’Hearn.