My extensive experience in general business transactions allows me to apply the same principles of structure, negotiation and documentation to transactions involving hospitals, healthcare entities and healthcare professionals.

For more information about my healthcare services, please contact me at goughlaw@gmail.com. There will be no charge for your initial consultation.

Healthcare Experience: 
  • Lead counsel for Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Pa., in litigation and the restructuring of the Lehigh Valley hospital system to its present configuration.
  • Lead counsel for Berwick Medical Center, Berwick Pa., in the sale of the acute care non-profit hospital to a for-profit chain ( the first such transaction in Pennsylvania, on which was modeled the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Guidelines for Healthcare Fundamental Change Transactions ).
  • Co-counsel for Brandywine Hospital System, Brandywine, Pa. in separation from Lancaster General Hospital and the sale of the Brandywine acute care non-profit hospital to a for-profit hospital chain.
  • Counsel to Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont, W.Va., in negotiations for the merger of the acute care non-profit hospital into a joint venture hospital with a for-profit hospital investor group.
  • Co-counsel to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, in its separation from the Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation in order to establish the Lourdes Hospital System.
  • Co-counsel to a physician group in the purchase of their non-profit acute care hospital facility in Southern New Jersey.
  • Counsel to Crozer-Chester Hospital in contract and joint venture transactions leading to the formation of the Crozer – Keystone Health System.
  • Representation of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in entering into and withdrawing from various joint venture and other transactions and in various contractual matters.
  • Counsel to physicians constituting the Ophthalmology Department of Hahnemann University Hospital in group withdrawal from the hospital.
  • Counsel to the General Counsel of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in resolving various faculty disputes.
  • Counsel to the Dean of Hahnemann Medical School in resolving various faculty disputes.
  • Representation of the Medical Executive Committee of Abington Memorial Hospital in various medical staff privilege proceedings.
  • Counsel to various physicians in Medical Executive Committee staff privilege proceedings at various Philadelphia area hospitals and at hospitals in other states.
  • Prepared and negotiated a wide variety of agreements and leases for physicians, physician groups and hospitals, including affiliation agreements, employment agreements, purchase and sale agreements, real estate and equipment leasing agreements, bank credit facility agreements and numerous contractual matters.
  • Prepared documents for the formation of non-profit foundations and corporations and for-profit business entities; representation of all such non-profit and for-profit entities in all phases of their ongoing activities.
  • Co-founder and first President of the Hospital Attorneys of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Frequent author and lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on health care law topics.