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Medical Staff Challenges: Overcoming Conflicts Between Hospitals and Medical Staffs

Peer Review, Governing Documents, and Board Governance

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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This CLE course will prepare healthcare counsel to advise hospitals, medical staffs and physicians on effectively addressing common medical staff challenges, including peer review, medical staff bylaws, hospital board governance, conflict management and more.


A number of complex challenges confront counsel to hospitals and medical staffs, including competently addressing peer review issues, having an accurate set of medical staff governing documents, recognizing the distinction between independent and hospital-employed physicians, and assuring a solid understanding of the interaction between the hospitals' boards, administration and medical staff leaders.

Addressing and assuring a sound understanding of these challenging issues improves communication; assists in compliance with state and federal law, accreditation standards, and recognized best practices; and ultimately helps achieve the goal of providing quality care to patients.

Healthcare counsel must guide clients in confronting and overcoming the legal challenges and conflicts that arise between hospitals and medical staffs.

Listen as our authoritative panel addresses each of these issues and provides best practices for counsel advising hospitals and medical staffs on medical staff best practices.



  1. Interrelationship of the board, administration and medical staff leaders
  2. Medical staff governing documents
  3. Peer review
  4. What to expect in the near future


The panel will review these and other relevant questions:

  • What are the most critical challenges healthcare counsel face when advising medical staffs?
  • How are the interrelationship of the key players, medical staff governing documents, and peer review impacted by the employment of physicians?
  • What should counsel consider when advising on governing documents?
  • What lessons can be gleaned from recent litigation to help guide physicians, administrators and boards in establishing best practices?


Hansen, Jennifer
Jennifer A. Hansen

Hooper Lundy & Bookman

Ms. Hansen serves as Chair of the firm's Medical Staff Practice Group and is a member of the firm's Fraud &...  |  Read More

Lee, Annie
Annie Chang Lee

Arent Fox

Ms. Lee is an experienced healthcare litigator and adviser. She regularly represents hospitals, medical staffs, and...  |  Read More

Nagele, Robin
Robin Locke Nagele

Post & Schell

Ms. Nagele has a national healthcare litigation and consulting practice, in which she represents, in complex...  |  Read More

Snelson, Elizabeth
Elizabeth A. (Libby) Snelson, Esq.

Legal Counsel for the Medical Staff

Ms. Snelson represents medical staffs, medical societies and physician interests across the country. Her practice areas...  |  Read More

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