Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced February 1 that prominent Maryland health care attorney Sigrid C. Haines has joined the firm as a partner in its Columbia and Baltimore offices. With decades of experience in health care and elder law, Haines is experienced representing hospitals, medical and health-related foundations, health care systems, nursing homes, home health agencies, physicians and pharmacies.
“We are very pleased that Sigrid is joining the firm,” said Managing Partner Martin Fletcher. “Her reputation as one of the most experienced health care attorneys in Maryland contributes meaningfully to our growing profile in this sector.”
Haines counsels hospitals on a broad range of legal matters, including contract disputes and negotiations; hospital privileges and credentials; patient care; policy, licensing, accreditation and regulatory matters; HIPAA issues; medical staff bylaws; and fraud and abuse investigations and litigation. She advises physicians on privileging and credentialing, licensing, payor issues, contracts and peer review activities. In addition, she represents individuals and institutions in guardianship matters.
“We are delighted to welcome Sigrid,” said Rose Matricciani, head of the firm’s Health Care practice. “Her breadth of experience significantly enhances our capabilities for serving clients throughout the region.”
A former member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association, Haines has taken an active role in its Health Law Section Council since 1993, including serving as the Council’s Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
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