Nashville, Tennessee – Building on the success of last year’s inaugural program, Waller today announced that its national conference “Directions in Healthcare 2012” is set for Thursday, November 29th at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville.
Recognized as one of the nation’s largest healthcare law firms, Waller presents this dynamic conference to bring together healthcare executives, general counsel, and development and compliance officers from across the country to explore emerging issues and trends in the healthcare industry. Nearly 200 attendees were on hand for last year’s conference.
With a program developed for C-suite executives, including CEOs, CFOs and general counsel, and development and compliance officers from not-for-profit and investor-owned health systems, hospitals and other healthcare facilities,  “Directions in Healthcare 2012” will cover critical industry topics, including:

-Real Estate as a Source of Capital
-Compliance Issues through the Eyes of the Board of Directors
-Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions in the Post-Reform Era

Former OIG Chief Counsel Lewis Morris will be the keynote speaker. Milton Johnson, President and Chief Financial Officer of HCA Inc., will deliver the luncheon address.
Waller attorneys Patsy Powers and Richard Westling are the co-chairs of the conference. “Our goal is to assemble healthcare leaders from across the country to share their experience and insight with healthcare providers, investors and executives,” Ms. Powers said. “With the Supreme Court ruling on reform, the presidential election and the continuing implementation of the Affordable Care Act, history will view 2012 as a critical year for healthcare in the United States. Our objective is to help light the way moving forward.”
Mr. Westling added, “Waller has a long history providing legal counsel to many of the leading companies in healthcare. We recognize the opportunities and risks that the future holds so we’re inviting our clients and thought leaders from across the country to gather in Nashville to address the challenges facing the healthcare industry.”
Waller will continue to announce conference details throughout the year.  To register for the conference, please visit
About Waller

In the evolving healthcare reform environment, Waller helps its clients focus on their primary mission: providing high quality patient care. Providers rely on Waller’s experienced attorneys for advice and counsel on physician/hospital alignment; M&A and joint ventures; financings and securities offerings; Medicare payment issues; Stark and anti-kickback compliance; electronic health records and privacy rules; and legislative and regulatory developments. Waller assists hospitals; surgery centers; imaging centers; physician practice management companies; home health and hospice providers; skilled nursing and senior living facilities; behavioral healthcare providers; urgent care centers; dialysis providers and rehabilitation facilities throughout the country. The firm is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Austin, Texas.  For more information please visit