Our hospital clients rely on the legal team at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd to help them succeed in a highly regulated, fiercely competitive environment. With more than a dozen attorneys in our healthcare industry practice group, our firm offers a fully-integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to solving the complex problems faced by hospitals and healthcare systems.


  • Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Anti-Kickback and Stark Laws
  • Hospital, Physician and Managed Care Contracting
  • Organization and Governance
  • Medical Staff By-laws
  • Certificate of Need, Licensure and Accreditation
  • Clinical Research
  • Professional Negligence
  • Risk Management
  • Medical Ethics
  • Financing and Tax


  • Served as lead counsel in the Greenville Hospital System’s acquisition of a 20-physician multi-specialty group practice
  • Re-wrote the medical staff bylaws of three hospitals to streamline and improve the organization, credentials, privileges and dispute resolution provisions
  • Defended a teaching hospital in a multi-million dollar dispute with Medicare over reimbursement for the cost of indirect medical education
  • Formed a captive insurance company for physicians employed by a for-profit hospital
  • Currently representing several hospitals in cases where the plaintiffs allege unfair pricing for uninsured patients and seek class action status
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a hospital in a premises liability case alleging serious bodily injury