Barbara Blackmond

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

is a senior partner in the law firm of Horty, Springer & Mattern, P.C. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The firm devotes its practice exclusively to health care and hospital law. She is also an Editor of the firm’s Health Law Express, a free weekly e-mail on the latest health law developments.  She has worked extensively with hospitals and physician leaders on bylaws, policies,  credentialing matters, investigations and hearings.  She has served as a hearing officer in medical staff hearings.  She is one of the creators and original faculty members of
The Complete Course for Medical Staff Leaders.

She was Vice Chair for Education of the American Health Lawyers Association Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group (2013-2018).  She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.  She has also served on the opening panel for the Year in Review of the annual Health Law Institute (Pennsylvania Bar Institute) for over 20 years and has led other PBI courses on medical staff related issues.  She has regularly served as faculty on programs sponsored by many state hospital associations, and individual hospital board/medical staff retreats and leadership orientation programs.

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