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Saturday November 17, 2018
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November 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 5

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NEW GENERAL COUNSEL JOINS JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER

Jupiter Medical Center in Palm Beach County recently named Karen Davila its new general counsel. In her role as general counsel, Davila advises on all legal and regulatory aspects of Jupiter Medical Center’s operations, including governance, transactions, compliance, risk management, medical staff-related issues, quality/patient safety, and litigation.
 
Prior to joining Jupiter Medical Center, Davila served as senior associate general counsel for Walmart Inc., providing regulatory compliance advice on its health and wellness related products and services, including its more than 4,800 pharmacies, approximately 3,300 vision centers, and primary care clinics throughout the United States. Additionally, Davila represented the company in regulatory matters with respect to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, state pharmacy boards, and other agencies.
 
Davila has previously served as executive and general counsel for several other hospitals/health systems, including Mercy Health Partners, in Cincinnati, Ohio; Wuesthoff Health System (now part of Steward Health Care), in Rockledge, Florida; and Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. In these roles, Davila served as strategic advisor and business partner, advising on complex health care law issues and strategy.  Her scope of responsibilities included the oversight of compliance, audit, transactions, physician practice acquisitions/divestitures, litigation, risk management, risk financing, and various labor and employment issues. 
 
Davila honed her legal and business skills at Murer Consultants, a health care law and consulting firm in Joliet, Illinois, where she provided regulatory analysis and advice on compliance, reimbursement, and operations for health care systems throughout the U.S. She also consulted on health care policy issues with various governmental and quasi-governmental organizations internationally.
 
 
A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in economics, Davila earned a Juris Doctorate from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law and a Masters of Business Administration from Case Western University in Cleveland. She is a frequent speaker on various health care topics and former adjunct professor at University of Central Florida.
 
 
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency and pediatric services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. 
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,650 team members, 637 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.
 
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