Safety Net Hospitals

At Malecki Brooks Law Group, LLC, our team of healthcare attorneys has extensive experience advising and representing safety net hospitals. Several of our team members are former in-house attorneys for safety net hospitals and have first-hand knowledge of the legal, business and financial challenges unique to safety nets.

We can assist you with the following:


  • Contract review and drafting
  • Joint ventures
  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Medical equipment purchases and leases
  • Real estate purchases
  • Office space leases (provider based clinic arrangements)
  • Review of restrictive covenants and non-complete clauses
  • Risk assessments and risk reduction strategies
  • Employment law matters
  • Medical Staff and credentialing issues
  • General counsel / on-site counsel


  • Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance company audit assistance and representation
  • Third-party payor coding and billing issues
  • HIPAA privacy assessments and assistance with breaches
  • Compliance assessments and remediation
  • Policy review and drafting support for surveys
  • Outsourced compliance officer
  • Risk management (claims and loss control)
  • Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Department of Financial Professional Regulation (IDFPR) compliance


  • Potentially compensable event management
  • Crisis management
  • Deposition assistance
  • Contract disputes
  • Malpractice defense

Contact an Attorney

Melinda Malecki

Aileen Kiska Brooks