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Hospitals and Health Systems

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​AHLA's Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group (HHS PG) addresses the legal, financial, and operational issues raised by health care business strategies and transactions from the perspective of hospitals and health systems.

​PG Topical Library

Exclusive to HHS PG members, this Library is a hub for AHLA content related to your practice area, including exclusive PG content and a selection of AHLA member and non-dues content.

News and Analysis

Past PG Newsletters:

Education and Resources

  • Health Care Real Estate Lease Toolkit
    - PG Toolkit: Published on January 16, 2015; Updated on February 9, 2016; Updated on May 31, 2019
    This Toolkit is designed to assist counsel in structuring legally compliant hospital-physician real estate leases by organizing relevant resources in one convenient location. The Toolkit is structured as a compilation of the relevant statutes, implementing regulations, interpretative agency commentary, advisory opinions, and case law materials.

  • Pharmacy Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) Laws: A 50 State Survey
    - Published on August 8, 2017
    This 50 state survey on pharmacy maximum allowable cost (MAC) laws summarizes the laws of each state regarding how they govern the way payers—including pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs)—can reimburse pharmacies for products dispensed to patients.


Register for Upcoming:

June 19, 2019 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

Purchase On-Demand:

May 15, 2019 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
April 17, 2019 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
March 13, 2019 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
February 13, 2019 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
January 9, 2019 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
October 22, 2018 8:00 AM-3:30 PM Eastern

Educational Calls

Included In Your PG Membership:


Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group Leaders

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Emily Black Grey Chair Breazeale Sachse & Wilson LLP Baton Rouge, LA (225) 381-8011 Email
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Gregory D. Anderson Vice Chair - Publications HORNE LLP Hattiesburg, MS (601) 620-5101 Email
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Ritu Kaur Cooper Vice Chair - Educational Programs Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC Washington, DC (202) 370-9584 Email
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Nicole F. DiMaria Vice Chair - Member Engagement Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC West Orange, NJ (973) 530-2111 Email
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Kimberly S. Ruark Vice Chair - Publications BakerHostetler Atlanta, GA (404) 256-6699 Email
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Julia K. Tamulis Vice Chair - Educational Programs Bass Berry & Sims PLC Washington, DC (202) 827-2999 Email
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Neerja Razdan Social Media Coordinator University of Maryland Medical System Baltimore, MD Email

Fair Market Value Affinity Group Leaders

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Joseph N. Wolfe Chair Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC Milwaukee, WI (414) 721-0482 Email
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Alaina N. Crislip Vice Chair Thomas Health System South Charleston, WV (304) 766-3710 Email
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Terri Wagner Cammarano Vice Chair - Educational Programs Cedars-Sinai West Hollywood, CA (310) 423-2501 Email
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Tina Hogeman Vice Chair - Publications MGMA Englewood, CO (303) 799-1111 Email
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Alex T. Krouse Vice Chair - Educational Programs Parkview Health Fort Wayne, IN (260) 750-8895 Email
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Bartt Warner Vice Chair - Publications VMG Health Nashville, TN (615) 577-4206 Email

Public Health System Affinity Group Leaders

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Andrea M. Ferrari Chair HealthCare Appraisers Inc Boca Raton, FL (561) 330-3488 Email
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Mallory Gold Vice Chair - Membership Memorial Healthcare System Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 265-7724 Email
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Montrece McNeill Ransom Vice Chair - Educational Programs CDC Public Health Law Program Lithonia, GA (770) 488-8286 Email
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Ellie Bane Vice Chair - Educational Programs Medical Center Health System Odessa, TX (432) 640-2460 Email
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Ashley L. Thomas Vice Chair - Publications Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Washington, DC (202) 508-3429 Email

Real Estate Affinity Group Leaders

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Sandi Krul Chair Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC Los Angeles, CA (310) 551-8137 Email
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Linda Cerra Bielik Vice Chair - Strategic Planning and Special Projects Dignity Health Phoenix, AZ (602) 406-5175 Email
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M. Katherine Garner Vice Chair - Educational Programs Kutak Rock LLP Little Rock, AR (479) 973-4200 Email
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Rene M. Larkin Vice Chair - Educational Programs Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC Denver, CO (720) 282-2024 Email
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Goran Musinovic Vice Chair - Publications Realty Trust Group LLC Knoxville, TN (865) 521-0630 Email
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Aileen Shinaman Vice Chair - Educational Programs University of Rochester Rochester, NY (585) 758-7609 Email


​Hospitals and Health Systems Forum

Join the conversation! This Community discusses operational and transactional issues for in-house and outside legal counsel who represent hospitals or health systems. HHS PG members are automatically enrolled in this community.

HHS PG Affinity Groups

The Fair Market Value Affinity Group fosters development of content for those seeking a better understanding of the regulatory and valuation issues that impact determinations of fair market value and commercial reasonableness for compensation of providers, including health systems, hospitals, medical groups, and physicians.

The Public Health System Affinity Group provides a forum for members to gain an enhanced appreciation and understanding of the unique challenges facing public hospitals and health systems.

The Real Estate Affinity Group advances the understanding of the unique issues hospitals and health systems face in the development, leasing, operation, and management of their real estate.

All publications and resources produced by these Affinity Groups are available in the HHS PG Topical Library, and membership in these Affinity Groups is free to all HHS PG members. To enroll, complete and return the enrollment form or call AHLA's Member Service Center at (202) 833-1100, prompt #2.

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