Sarah E. Swank Joins Ober|Kaler's Health Law Group
March 10, 2011
Ms. Swank brings to her practice over ten years of experience in health law. Before joining the firm, she was Associate General Counsel of Trinity Health, the fourth largest Catholic health care system in the US, assigned to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she directed legal affairs, legal staff and budget for the 450-bed hospital. In that role she provided advice and guidance on a wide range of health law issues facing an acute care hospital, including Stark, anti-kickback, health information technology, privacy, clinical research, health care transactions, governance, due diligence and compliance. She drafted, reviewed and negotiated physician employment, exclusive hospital based and medical director agreements as well as various operational agreements, and supervised the contract management process for approximately 700 contracts annually. Ms. Swank served as a Board member for the hospital’s outpatient open-MRI joint venture.
"Like so many of our health lawyers, Sarah joins us already having obtained a significant amount of experience in the industry," said Sanford "Sandy" Teplitzky, chair of Ober|Kaler's Health Law Group. "Specifically, Sarah's service as in-house counsel provides her with an insider's perspective of the issues and challenges faced by a large hospital and health system. She enhances our ability to understand, and to offer practical solutions to, the health law issues our clients face on a daily basis."
Ms. Swank is a graduate of Skidmore College (B.A., cum laude, 1996) and the Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1999).
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