Rachel Remaley

Rachel Remaley

B.S., Carlow College (cum laude)
J.D., Case Western Reserve University (cum laude)


RACHEL REMALEY
is a partner with the law firm of Horty, Springer & Mattern, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience working with hospitals and physician leaders to manage issues involving the clinical performance, professional conduct, and health of practitioners. In addition, she has assisted numerous hospitals and physician leaders with the development and revision of medical staff bylaws, credentialing policies and manuals, and other medical staff policies and procedures.

A significant portion of Ms. Remaley’s practice involves providing education to hospital and physician leaders. She frequently presents at hospital and medical staff retreats, as well as meetings of compliance, risk management, and medical staff service professionals.  Ms. Remaley has served as a faculty member for HortySpringer’s Physician Employment Institute, The Credentialing Clinic and The Peer Review Clinic and, along with LeeAnne Mitchell, currently leads Strategies for Managing Physician Health and Disruptive Conduct, providing next-level education for experienced leaders who are called upon to tackle some of the most difficult leadership dilemmas.

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Ian M. Donaldson

Ian M. Donaldson

B.S., Penn State University
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law

IAN DONALDSON is a partner with the law firm of Horty, Springer & Mattern in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He devotes his practice entirely to health care law, working extensively with hospital and physician leaders on various medical staff issues including credentialing and peer review matters.  Ian is an Editor of the Health Law Express, a free weekly e-mail on the latest health law developments.  He previously served as a faculty member of the HortySpringer seminar The Credentialing Clinic and is a current faculty member of The Complete Course for Medical Staff Leaders.

Ian earned his J.D. and Certificate in Health Law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served on the Pittsburgh Tax Review. He earned his B.S. in Economics from Penn State University.

Ian currently serves on the faculty of ACOG’s (The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care postgraduate course.

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Charles J. Chulack

Charles J. Chulack

B.S.,  University of Pittsburgh (cum laude)
M.S.W., New York University
J.D.,  Duquesne University School of Law (
magna cum laude)

CHARLES CHULACK is a partner with the law firm of Horty, Springer & Mattern, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where his work is devoted exclusively to advising hospitals and physician leaders on a wide range of topics, including medical staff issues, medical staff bylaws and associated documents, compliance with federal and state law and regulations and accreditation standards, and employment matters.  In addition, he represents hospitals in litigation on topics such as contractual disputes, physician hearing and appeal rights, and immunity under state and federal law.

Mr. Chulack is an editor of the firm’s Health Law Express, a free weekly e-mail on the latest health law developments.  Mr. Chulack also served as an editor for the fourth and fifth editions of the American Health Lawyers Association Peer Review Guidebook and has also published articles in the Duquesne Law Review and the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Lawyer’s Journal.  He is a frequent presenter
for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, has conducted numerous audio conferences on topics ranging from the Medicare Conditions of Participation to antitrust in the health care arena, and is currently a faculty member of the HortySpringer seminar Credentialing for Excellence.

Mr. Chulack is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association and is admitted to practice in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Chulack received his law degree from Duquesne University where he graduated magna cum laude, was a member of the Duquesne Law Review and served as the Executive Comment Editor.  While in law school, Mr. Chulack was also the Executive Editor for Duquesne’s Juris Magazine, a publication covering a diverse range of legal topics.  Mr. Chulack received his master’s degree from New York University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Joshua A. Hodges

Joshua A. Hodges

B.A., Transylvania University (magna cum laude)
M.Sc., University of Edinburgh
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)

 

JOSHUA HODGES is an associate attorney in the law firm of Horty, Springer & Mattern.  He regularly advises clients on a broad range of health care topics, with an emphasis on compliance matters involving the Medicare program.  In addition to his legal work, Joshua frequently serves as a speaker and consultant on topics relating to health law and medical staff issues.  Joshua was recently named as a “Rising Star” and top-rated health care attorney by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters.  He is currently the chair of the Health Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Joshua earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2015, graduating magna cum laude. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and a recipient of the Esther F. Teplitz Memorial Award for Law and Medicine, which is given each year to the student with the highest grade in Health Law and Policy.  He served as Articles and Topics Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and received the CALI award for his Civil Procedure class.

Prior to attending law school, Joshua was a William T. Young scholarship recipient at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. After his undergraduate studies, he obtained a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Katie E. Pakler

Katie E. Pakler

B.S., Pennsylvania State University
J.D., Duquesne University School of Law

 

KATIE PAKLER is an associate attorney with the law firm of Horty, Springer & Mattern, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  As one of the law firm’s newest attorneys, Katie handles projects from each of the firm’s practice areas, assisting clients on a broad range of corporate, regulatory, and transactional matters.  She is also an Assistant Editor of the firm’s Health Law Express weekly e-mail newsletter.

Katie earned her J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2014.  While there, she received the award for Outstanding Legal Argument and the CALI Award in Law and Medical Ethics, which is given each semester to the student with the highest grade in Law and Medical Ethics.  She was published by and served as the Research Editor for the Duquesne Business Law Journal.  She was also a member of its nationally recognized Trial Advocacy Program.

Prior to attending law school, Katie graduated with a B.S. in Health Policy and Administration, with a minor in Labor and Employment Relations, from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania.

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Eric W. Springer (Of Counsel)

Eric W. Springer (Of Counsel)

B.A., Rutgers University
LL.B., New York University School of Law

ERIC SPRINGER, along with John Horty, was a founding partner of the law firm of Horty, Springer & Mattern, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now serves of counsel. He has edited and authored several books and has written widely in health and legal journals. He is a member of the faculty of the Estes Park Institute, an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Hospital Executives, a charter member of the American Academy of Hospital Attorneys as well as a Fellow of the American Public Health Association. He serves on the Board of Duquesne Light Company and he is a Trustee Emeritus of the Presbyterian-University Hospital of Pittsburgh as well as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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