Joanne M. Judge Presents at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Annual Conference

READING, PA, July 19, 2010 – Joanne M. Judge, Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Health Care Department, presented on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other recent legal changes at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Annual National Institute on June 23, in Las Vegas.

Addressing an audience of health care finance professionals and health care system administrators, Ms. Judge discussed how the health care reform law strengthens government’s ability to pursue fraud and abuse. She also reviewed the bill’s new disclosure transparency provisions.

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 the 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.

Ms. Judge serves on the board of Alvernia University, the Berks Workforce Investment Board and the United Way of Berks County. She is the past Chairman of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and the Lancaster United Way Campaign and the past Chairman of the Board of the YMCA Reading and Berks County and on the Board of Irex Corporation, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee.