With more than 100 attorneys in seven states and the District of Columbia serving the health care industry, Baker Donelson has one of the leading health care practices in the United States. Given the vast scope and complexity of the nation's largest industry, our size, scale and collective experience give our clients a competitive advantage. Those clients are hiring a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team, a team that not only has experience in and detailed knowledge of health law, but also understands the complicated ways in which the industry operates.
The Baker Donelson Health Law Department is unique, not only in depth, but also design: it is structured according to our clients. Dedicated client teams focus on hospitals and health systems, payors, long term care providers, ambulatory surgery centers, complex medical groups, end-stage renal disease, rehabilitation and the wide array of health enterprises that make up our health care ecosystem. By design, we are committed to developing a broad, detailed and intimate knowledge of the health care industry, and of the segments in which our clients work. We know the clients' business because we are committed to living in their world.
Addressing the challenges of today's health care environment is no small task, but Baker Donelson's Health Law Department is uniquely prepared to take it on. Proficient in health law, knowledgeable about health law business, and cognizant of the critical health policy being shaped, the goal of the Health Law Team is to become your trusted advisor and valued counselor.
With a Washington, D.C.-based public policy team, Baker Donelson's Health Law Department also helps our clients look forward. Our policy advisors do more than just track legislative and regulatory developments; as health policy leaders who have served in Congress, in the White House and in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, they now help shape our nation's health policy future as well.
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a transformative event for the health care industry, with significant policy decisions being made in the form of ACA regulations. As the pace of regulation accelerates, it takes a large and nimble health law team to identify and effectively interpret the latest developments.
At Baker Donelson, our attorneys make it their responsibility to immerse themselves in the industry they serve. We don't simply research cases and handle transactions; we attend business sessions, visit health care sites and participate in meaningful strategic planning meetings.
The physician-patient relationship is at the very core of the health care ecosystem. It has a special place in the law and in American life. At Baker Donelson, we know that patients are best served by long term, trusted physicians who manage wellness as well as chronic illness, and who are prepared to react quickly to acute problems with the latest knowledge and intuitive care. We strive to earn that same long term trust and consider it an honor that significant health care enterprises have chosen us as their legal and strategic advisors for more than 25 years.