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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Louise P. Gaerig

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Memphis
(901) 543-5929 TEL
(866) 463-1038 FAX

Louise P. Gaerig

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Memphis
(901) 543-5929 TEL
(866) 463-1038 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5929 TEL
(866) 463-1038 FAX

Louise Gaerig focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory, transactional and operational matters with a specific emphasis in the specialty pharmacy industry. She provides regulatory guidance to pharmacies, drug manufacturers, group purchasing organizations and other healthcare entities. As former General Counsel and Vice President of StoneRiver Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. and its affiliate Progressive Medical, Inc. for 10 years, she provides first-hand experience to clients within this specialized industry.

Louise Gaerig focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory, transactional and operational matters with a specific emphasis in the specialty pharmacy industry. She provides regulatory guidance to pharmacies, drug manufacturers, group purchasing organizations and other healthcare entities.

As former General Counsel and Vice President of StoneRiver Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. and its affiliate Progressive Medical, Inc. for 10 years, she provides first-hand experience to clients within this specialized industry. During her tenure with StoneRiver Pharmacy Solutions, she was responsible for the management of all transactional matters affecting each business unit under the StoneRiver/Progressive Medical umbrella doing business in all 50 states.

Louise's practice involves:

  • Specialty Pharmacy – Assisting specialty pharmacies with contract negotiation, regulatory guidance and licensure issues.
  • Drug Distribution – Providing legal and regulatory guidance related to the supply chain to specialty and retail pharmacies, wholesale distribution centers, reimbursement hub services, and co-pay and coupon program services.
  • Healthcare Contracting, Regulatory & Operational Matters –Providing counsel on healthcare operations, regulatory and reimbursement issues.
  • Healthcare Compliance – Providing regulatory compliance as to HIPAA and state law privacy and security laws unique to the pharmaceutical industry.

Prior to joining StoneRiver, Louise was a partner in the Memphis office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP focusing on corporate and securities and real estate matters.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Memphis Bar Association

Oakhaven Boys & Girls Club — Director, Treasurer

March of Dimes, West Tennessee Chapter — Former Board Member

Junior League of Memphis — Former Board Member

American Inns of Court — Leo S. Bearman Sr. Chapter (1997-1999)

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St. Peter Catholic Church — Finance Council Member, former Chairman

Cecil C. Humphreys Mock Trial Board

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