Task Force chooses Chicago attorney to lead RFP process

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.

One Response to Task Force chooses Chicago attorney to lead RFP process


    Colorado Springs should buck up and stop trying to escape its debts. It is particularly ugly that the city is trying to push its debts off onto the backs of all other Colorado municipalities. What is so difficult to understand about this? The city has a contractual obligation to Colorado PERA. Colorado PERA has a contractual obligation to provide earned, vested, accrued, contracted employment benefits to its members. Colorado Springs’ PERA debt level related to Memorial is estimated at approximately 1/4 billion. This debt level will increase further when PERA’s 2010 attempt to steal contracted COLA benefits from retirees is overturned in the courts. (The recent Denver District Court decision was deeply flawed, see saveperacola.com for more on this.) In conclusion, see header.

    Al Moncrief
    September 17, 2011 at 11:22 am