Patrick F. Healy - McDermott Will & Emery


With a focus on complex transactions and regulatory compliance, Patrick Healy represents a wide range of healthcare industry participants, including non-profit and for-profit health systems, academic medical centers, physician organizations, post-acute providers and health plans. He works alongside his clients to execute their most critical transactions and strategic initiatives, leveraging corporate and healthcare regulatory expertise to drive an efficient and client-oriented approach to achieving his client’s business goals. Patrick has helped his clients navigate and successfully close more than 100 healthcare transactions with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, strategic affiliations, classic and contractual joint ventures and joint operating arrangements.

Patrick also routinely advises clients on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters related to value-based payment programs and delivery systems, leveraging his health economics and healthcare policy backgrounds in doing so. He assists accountable care organizations (Medicare, Medicaid, commercial) and other clinically integrated networks with formation, regulatory compliance, physician and management company joint ventures and participating provider relationships. Patrick advises hospitals and physician groups on their participation in Medicare, Medicaid, commercial bundled-payment and population health payment programs.

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  • Advised Northwestern Medicine (Northwestern Memorial HealthCare) on hospital and health system acquisitions and affiliations since 2013, resulting in an expansion from two hospitals to a 10-hospital network, as well as an affiliation with Northwestern Medical Group—the faculty practice organization for the faculty of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Counseled Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) on health system and health plan acquisitions, affiliations, and joint ventures since 2016, including the acquisition of the Metro Health system; a whole hospital joint venture of St. Joseph Chelsea Hospital with Trinity Health; an oncology joint operating arrangement with Trinity Health; the acquisition of an interest in Physicians Health Plan HMO from Sparrow Health System; and a pediatric joint venture with Sparrow Health System

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  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Healthcare Law, Boston, 2022 to 2024
  • Boston’s Future Leaders program, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Harvard Business School
  • McDermott Hospitals and Health Systems Key Initiative, co-head

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  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Boston Bar Association, Health Law Section

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Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude
London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc, with Merit
University of Notre Dame, BA, magna cum laude