RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce partner Todd Hemphill recently received the North Carolina Bar Association’s 2019 Health Law Distinguished Service Award. He was honored for his “dedication to help others gain access to lifesaving health care tools.”

The award is given, as merited, in recognition of a lifetime of professional excellence and public service. NCBA kept the presentation a secret from Hemphill, who ended up with all of Poyner Spruill’s Health Law Section in attendance.

“Those of us who know Todd well, and have watched his entire career, know that he exemplifies those traits and qualities and is very deserving of this incredible recognition,” Poyner Spruill partner Ken Burgess said in his presentation of the award.

Hemphill joined Poyner Spruill in 2014, and his practice in health care involves representing providers with an emphasis on Certificate of Need law. He assists clients in developing health care development strategies under the Certificate of Need law, negotiating health care transactions, and litigating Certificate of Need awards and denials. He also represents health care clients on licensure and certification issues, including appeals challenging certification and licensure survey decisions and penalties.

Clients for Hemphill include hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis facilities, diagnostic imaging facilities, nursing homes, home health providers, adult care homes, hospice facilities, physician groups, and other health care providers.

The NCBA Health Law Section addresses legal issues related to health care, including medical malpractice, health care provider regulations, and health insurance. Members also contribute to involvement with and promotion of North Carolina’s Safe Haven Law for Infant Abandonment and advance health care planning through the Section’s “A Gift To Your Family” initiative.

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