June 16, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart PC expands its Health Care practice with the addition of attorney Tina M Boschert. Boschert joins the firm as associate, and will assist clients on general health care issues and corporate transactions on behalf of various health care providers. Prior to joining the firm, Boschert worked as a director risk management/ethics & compliance for a major metro-area hospital, and is a registered nurse.

“We’re committed to expanding our depth of services in a way that will benefit our clients the most,” said Health Care Practice Chair Mary Beth Blake. “Tina’s knowledge as a director of risk management and a registered nurse brings real world experience into our firm and will be of value for our clients. We’re excited to have her on board.”

Boschert’s addition to the Health Care practice is a result of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPCA), or Health Reform, to help meet clients’ needs. In its May 31 issue, Modern Healthcare named Polsinelli Shughart the tenth largest health care law firm in the country based on its 56 attorneys and other
professionals who are members of the American Health Lawyers Association.

“Polsinelli Shughart has a health care platform that will enable me to assist clients and grow with the firm,” said Boschert. “This is a very exciting time to be practicing in health care law. I look forward to working with the talented attorneys in the health care practice.”

Prior to joining the firm, Boschert held leadership positions in a hospital setting overseeing risk management, regulatory and corporate compliance, investigational research operations and medical staff where she acquired considerable knowledge concerning health care operations and regulatory compliance. Her areas of experience include interpretation and application of Medicare Conditions of Participation, state licensure requirements, The Joint Commission standards, medical peer review, EMTALA, HIPAA, and Stark related matters.

Boschert earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law, cum laude in 2005 and her bachelor of science-nursing, 1999 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Kansas Bar.

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

• Risk management issues for hospitals
• Regulatory and corporate compliance
• Change of career

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com

About Polsinelli Shughart PC
With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, New York City, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville.