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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Named Outstanding Hospital Lawyer

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Named Outstanding Hospital Lawyer

August 5, 2008

Maureen Murray honored by Nightingale's Healthcare News with annual award

GREENSBORO, NC – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney Maureen Murray has been honored by Nightingale's Healthcare News as an Outstanding Hospital Lawyer for 2008.  Murray, a partner in the firm’s Greensboro office, was the only North Carolina attorney recognized by the monthly publication.

"Maureen is widely considered by her peers to be one of the top certificate of need attorneys in North Carolina," remarked Bob Wilson, health care practice area group leader for Smith Moore Leatherwood.  "Smith Moore Leatherwood has long known Maureen to be preeminent in her field, and this award distinguishes her service as a thoughtful, resourceful, and tireless advocate for our clients, and a credit to this firm and our profession."

Murray was recognized by Nightingale's for her representation of health care providers in certificate of need, facility licensure and certification matters, survey appeals, medical staff and peer review matters, reimbursement appeals, fraud and abuse investigations and business disputes.  She routinely counsels hospitals, long term care facilities, home health agencies, hospices and physician groups on issues such as and penalty appeals, corporate compliance, EMTALA, credentialing, HIPAA, patient care, medical ethics, professional licensing, risk management and acquisition of facilities.

Murray is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys and the North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section.  She is a graduate of Duke University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

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