Catherine M. Ballard - Bricker & Eckler LLP

Catherine M. Ballard

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Catherine Ballard is a partner at the law firm of Bricker & Eckler and vice-chair of its Health Care practice group. She works with clients in the areas of hospital/medical staff integration, medical staff and hospital-employed physician integration, quality assessment and performance improvement, and related peer review matters. She develops medical staff/advanced practice provider governing documents, and she provides advice on Medicare conditions of participation and private accreditation, provider scope of practice, physician recruitment/employment, and general patient care.

Catherine currently serves as the executive director for Bricker’s affiliated consulting company, The Quality Management Consulting Group, Ltd. (QMCG), which provides services in the areas of performance improvement, external peer review, community health needs assessments, and HIPAA compliance.

From 1985 to 1987, she served as a law clerk to Judge John D. Holschuh of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and also as an adjunct assistant professor in legal writing at The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law. Catherine is a regular speaker for the Ohio Hospital Association and American Health Lawyers Association on a variety of health care issues and speaks at national forums on topics such as health care quality management, credentialing and peer review, medical staff governance, fair hearings and ethics.

University of LouisvilleBA 1975The Ohio State University College of LawJ.D. 1985
Ethics Committee, National Association of Medical Staff ServicesLower Lights Christian Health CenterKya's Krusade LLCAmerican Health Lawyers Association and Society of Ohio Healthcare AttorneysFederal, American and Ohio State Bar Associations

Client Comments

"Catherine Ballard lives medical staff issues daily and that experience cannot be overestimated. She handles such disputes in a cost-effective and professional manner. I would recommend her as "the best" in this area in all of Ohio."

Office Location

100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4291
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law (Medical Staff Law)

Other Information

Gender: Female