Joanne M. Judge Presents at Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Tax Conference

READING and LANCASTER, PA, June 24, 2010 – Joanne M. Judge, Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Health Care Department, presented on health care challenges and opportunities during an era of health care reform at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Health Care Conference, June 7-8 in Hershey, PA.

Presenting to an audience of CPAs, health care and financial professionals, Ms. Judge discussed legal issues affecting hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and other health care providers. She said that court decisions and settlements should be analyzed to understand how they are likely to affect the health care organization or client.

One of the highest profile women in health care, Joanne M. Judge has over 30 years of health care and financial 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 and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.

She is also 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 Healthcare 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.