Michael Anthony of McDermott, Will and Emery will lead the request for proposals process that will eventually determine the future of Memorial Health System.
McDermott Will and Emery is one of the largest national health care practices in the nation, and has a strong reputation, according to the city’s press release announcing Anthony’s hire.
Anthony is a partner in the law firm, and is based in its Chicago office. He’s the head of the firm’s international transaction business unit, and formerly served as head of the International Health Law Department. He is a former senior vice president for legal affairs at the American Hospital Association. He’s worked in various management roles at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and at the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic.
The final say, however, is up to city council, which will approve Anthony’s temporary position at its council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 21.
The council is also expected to be asked to formally appoint new members of the Memorial Task Force, ending the debate about who has to abide by the Open Meetings Act. Council will add Doug Quimby, Phil Lane and Chris Jenkins from the Regional Leadership Forum to the task force. A group of six other doctors and health care professionals will also become official members.