March 28, 2011

The board of the Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys (MSHCA) has selected Polsinelli Shughart PC attorney Joan B. Killgore as the organization’s vice president. Killgore has served on the board of directors for the organization since 2006. Following her year serving as vice president, Killgore will become president.

“I’m deeply honored to be selected to help lead this important organization,” said Killgore. “With rapid changes in health care, it is extremely important attorneys stay abreast, and one step ahead, of the many issues facing our clients.”

Killgore maintains a general transactional and regulatory health law practice in Polsinelli Shughart’s St. Louis office, focusing on the representation of academic medical centers, hospitals, physicians, long term care facilities, ancillary medical service providers and other health care clients.

With her background as a registered nurse and an adjunct professor for the Center for Health Care Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law – which for the past six years has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 health law program in the nation – Killgore brings specialized clinical and technical expertise to her health law practice.

Modern Healthcare recently named Polsinelli Shughart the 10th largest health care law firm in America. The publication annually ranks law firms based on their total membership in the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Killgore is a one of the nearly 60 Polsinelli Shughart attorneys and other professionals who are members of the AHLA.

Killgore earned her law degree from St. Louis University School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2000, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 1986. She also received her nursing diploma from Missouri Baptist Medical Center School of Nursing, 1992.

Killgore is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• Regulatory issues for health care providers
• Health Reform impact on health care providers as it relates to regulations
• Dual-degree professional

For more information contact:

Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

Bob Inderman, Parris Communications, 816-931-8900,

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