Hedy is a partner and chair of the Healthcare practice. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.
Hedy’s practice focuses on the representation of healthcare providers including nursing homes, ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities (SNF), assisted living facilities (ALF), physician groups, continuing care retirement communities, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, healthcare IT companies, and ancillary service providers. She counsels clients on issues related to operations, regulatory compliance, certificates of need, managed care, reimbursement, change of ownership, and employment. She also represents domestic and foreign private equity investors in healthcare, REITs and other investors in healthcare real estate, developers of healthcare facilities, management companies, and lenders and has extensive experience in managing the regulatory aspects of healthcare transactions, ranging from single-facility purchases and sales to some of the largest multi-state, multiple service-line transactions.
Hedy established AGG’s Change of Ownership (CHOW) team to lead all regulatory aspects of healthcare transactions for investors, operators, managers, capital partners, and developers of every size in all 50 states. The team streamlines the regulatory process so that clients close their transactions on or ahead of schedule. Whether obtaining licensure and Medicare/Medicaid approvals, structuring transactions to expedite closing, anticipating issues to minimize cash flow disruption, negotiating regulatory terms in deal documents, creatively resolving diligence issues, or advising on CHOW guidelines and compliance, the team provides extensive experience and practical solutions. To date, Hedy, along with the CHOW team, has served as primary regulatory counsel in transactions valued at more than $35 billion.
Hedy has been appointed by the Department of Community Health, Division of Health Planning, to serve on a technical advisory committee charged with recommending changes to the inpatient healthcare delivery system. Through Hedy’s diligent work with her healthcare clients, Arnall Golden Gregory was recognized for accomplishments in delivering transformational client experiences at the fifth annual Client Advisor Awards in the “Large Professional Services Firm” category. She is also a frequent author and lecturer on issues relating to healthcare providers. Hedy has served as a contributing author for the Fifty State Survey of Certificate of Need and Licensure: Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health, and Hospice (American Health Lawyers Association, 2009) and the Healthcare Reform Law Resource Guide (American Health Lawyers Association, 2010).