Healthcare Joint Ventures & Syndications

Our team has led clients through hundreds of complex healthcare joint venture arrangements worth billions of dollars. In the last four years, we have developed eight arrangements uniting for-profit and nonprofit entities as this trend has grown in popularity. Our top priority in such matters is to provide creative legal strategies that maximize the positive business advantages, whether clinical or administrative, while minimizing risk. An example of that focus is in our recent work involving a public hospital company in a joint venture arrangement with five nonprofit hospitals designed to operate more efficiently, enhance outcomes and improve access for their patients.

We have extensive experience in syndications and private placements of securities involving hospital systems, long-term care facilities, outpatient service providers, ancillary service providers, independent practice associations, managed care organizations and health information and technology entities. We also have worked with investment bankers and equity and debt financing sources across the country.

We have a particular understanding in representing hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis companies and other outpatient service providers in joint ventures with physicians. Our engagements provide thorough due diligence reviews to uncover potential regulatory exposure associated with acquired entities or joint venture partners.

  • Representation of King’s Daughters Health System in its joint venture partnership with UK HealthCare, the clinical health care system of the University of Kentucky, that will create new opportunities for both organizations to better serve patients throughout Kentucky, southern Ohio and West Virginia

    We represented King’s Daughters Health System in its joint venture partnership with UK HealthCare, the clinical health care system of...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, in a joint venture business with A Plus International Inc., a global manufacturer of healthcare products, to expand access to personal protective equipment (PPE) by manufacturing surgical and procedure masks in the United States. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, in a joint venture business with A...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) in its sale of 50% ownership interest in Merit Health Biloxi (153 licensed beds) and its associated healthcare businesses in Biloxi, Mississippi to Memorial Properties, Inc., an affiliate of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

    We represented Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) in its sale of 50% ownership interest in Merit Health Biloxi (153...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH), a health care company that delivers proven clinical and administrative solutions to payers and providers, in its sale of certain assets of Passport Health Plan, including Passport’s brand, operational and clinical infrastructure, and certain provider and vendor agreements, to Molina Healthcare, Inc.

    We represented Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH), a health care company that delivers proven clinical and administrative solutions to payers...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of CRH Healthcare, LLC, a quality- and patient-focused operator of urgent care centers, in its acquisition of a membership interest in a Maryland joint venture with Calvert Health System that owns and operates urgent care clinics in the Baltimore area

    We represented CRH Healthcare, LLC, a quality- and patient-focused operator of urgent care centers, in its acquisition of a membership...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Community Health Systems’ Tennova Healthcare in a joint venture transaction with National HealthCare Corporation, University of Tennessee Medical Center and Reliant Healthcare to construct and operate a new 64-bed behavioral health hospital in Knoxville

    We represented Community Health Systems’ Tennova Healthcare in a joint venture transaction with National HealthCare Corporation, University of Tennessee Medical...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) in its sale of 50% ownership interest in Merit Health Madison and...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Community Health Systems’ Tennova Healthcare in a joint venture transaction with Kindred Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center to construct and operate a 57-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital

    We represented Community Health Systems’ Tennova Healthcare in a joint venture transaction with Kindred Healthcare and the University of Tennessee...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH), a health care company that delivers proven clinical and administrative solutions to payers and providers, in a joint venture with GlobalHealth

    We represented Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH), a health care company that delivers proven clinical and administrative solutions to payers...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented CHS in its sale of Gulf Oaks Behavioral Hospital

    We represented Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) in its sale of Gulf Oaks Behavioral Hospital, the behavioral health operations...
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    Client Type: Public Company
Philip F. Berg
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Stefanie P. Carter
Associate
Meredith Edwards Collins
Member
Krista Thornton Cooper
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Jeanne Marie Evans
Associate
Mary Beth Fortugno
Member
Lauren M. Gaffney
Member
B. Riney Green
Member
Anna M. Grizzle
Member
Angela Humphreys
Member
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Cynthia Y. Reisz
Member
Marc A. Rigsby
Associate
Angelique M. Salib
Associate
Danielle M. Sloane
Member
Nesrin Garan Tift
Member
Leigh Walton
Member
Elizabeth S. Warren
Member

Our healthcare attorneys encompass the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the United States. We bring our multidisciplinary, team approach to our representation of the following sectors and facilities:

  • Academic medical centers.
  • Ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Behavioral health.
  • Cancer therapy.
  • Clinical laboratories.
  • Dermatology.
  • Diagnostic imaging.
  • Health plans, managed care companies and benefit management companies.
  • Healthcare information technology.
  • Home health.
  • Hospice.
  • Hospitals and health systems.
  • Life sciences.
  • Managed care.
  • Medical device.
  • Nonprofit providers.
  • Orthotics and prosthetics.
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmacies.
  • Physician practices, outsourced physician services and management companies.
  • Private equity.
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
  • Revenue cycle management.
  • Senior housing and long-term care.
  • Specialty pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.
  • Telemedicine.
  • Urgent and retail care clinics.
  • Wellness and disease management.