Joanne M. Judge Presents at Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Health Care Conference

READING, PA, June 16, 2015 – Joanne M. Judge, Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Health Care Department and a Shareholder of the firm, spoke at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants  (PICPA) Health Care Conference held June 15-16, 2015, in Hershey, PA.

In her presentation “Orange Is Not the New Black,” Ms. Judge discussed the current focus of federal and state governments related to the health care industry, along with recent court decisions. She also spoke on integrating new legislation into business practices and potential legal issues that may affect strategic plans.

Ms. Judge is one of the highest profile women in health care with 30 years of health care and financial industry expertise. She focuses her practice on transactional and regulatory matters for health care systems, senior living organizations and physician practices, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and reorganizations, health care contracting, licensure, antitrust planning and compliance-related issues, along with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues. Ms. Judge represents senior living facilities with more than 4,000 beds or units.

Ms. Judge is a Certified Public Accountant and served as the President of Community Hospital of Lancaster for seven years and previously as its Chief Financial Officer. She is a Fellow in the Health Care Financial Management Association, served as its chairperson in 1992 and was honored with its national lifetime achievement award in 1999. She was also named one of Pennsylvania’s inaugural “Best 50 Women in Business” in 2000 for her significant contributions to job growth in Pennsylvania.

Ms. Judge speaks nationally on health care issues, authors articles for numerous industry publications and has taught at Franklin & Marshall College and Millersville University. She serves in leadership capacities in a number of community and professional organizations, and has been similarly involved in the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.

She has a J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and a B.S. from St. Joseph’s University.