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Hoffman participates in national healthcare leadership program

August 11, 2014

Plunkett Cooney healthcare attorney Marta J. Hoffman was recently selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Leadership Development Program for the Hospital and Health Systems Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).

“It’s an honor to be selected for this program,” said Hoffman, a senior member of the Healthcare Industry Group of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms.  “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues at AHLA and hope to be able to contribute as much to the organization as I stand to benefit from my selection." 

The American Health Lawyers Association is the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field. Based in Washington D.C., the association has more than 12,500 members. Its Leadership Development Program was established by the Hospital and Health Systems Practice Group in 2009. The program’s goals include providing opportunities for participants to collaborate on practice group projects and to foster skills well suited for other AHLA leadership positions.

Hoffman was an active contributor to AHLA even before her selection into the leadership program.  She was a contributing author of the 340B (drug discount) toolkit recently published on AHLA’s website for its membership, contributed to several of AHLA’s public interest publications for Active Duty Military, and was a past contributing author and editor of “Institutional Review Boards: A Primer,” published by AHLA in 2010.

Hoffman, who works in Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, is licensed to practice in Michigan and Ohio. A former in-house attorney for two large multi-hospital and healthcare systems, her private practice includes work in the areas of healthcare, corporate law, and employment law. She represents a variety of healthcare clients, including hospitals, physicians, nonprofit  corporations, extended care facilities, ambulance companies, and federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs).

Hoffman has extensive experience in the areas of corporate healthcare, regulatory matters, physician and physician practice related issues, teaching hospital and faculty group arrangements, service line arrangements, physician and mid-level provider employment agreements, recruitment agreements, leases, graduate medical education, ambulatory surgery center matters, capital acquisition and leasing, clinical research and IRBs, managed care and finance issues, compliance, HIPAA/HITECH and privacy related rules, risk management, and recipient rights issues.

In addition to her involvement in the AHLA, Hoffman recently chaired the leadership council of the Healthcare Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. She is also a member of the Michigan Society of Health Care Risk Management, where she previously served in several leadership roles.

Prior to pursuing her legal career, Hoffman worked for 12 years as a registered nurse, specializing in critical care, emergency nursing and hospital supervision of nursing and other staff. She received her associate degree, magna cum laude, from Monroe County Community College in 1981 and went on to receive her undergraduate degree magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo in 1988. She received her law degree in 1992 from the University of Toledo College of Law.

Plunkett Cooney’s Healthcare Industry Group was formed to meet the unique needs of clients in the increasingly complex business of healthcare. Using a multi-specialty approach, Plunkett Cooney attorneys solve and prevent problems for all types of healthcare providers, including payors and health-related businesses. 

Plunkett Cooney employs approximately 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities and one each in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading international directory of law firms, and is listed among the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2013. Plunkett Cooney has also received several awards naming the firm as a top place to work within the legal industry.

For more information about Marta J. Hoffman’s involvement in the AHLA leadership program, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

 

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