Chelsey brings over a decade of healthcare regulatory, operational and transactional experience. Chelsey began her career as an associate in the healthcare practice group at Bradley, a national law firm with more than 650 lawyers, representing publicly traded and privately held healthcare companies across the country. Her practice was focused on healthcare transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, as well as regulatory and operational issues for healthcare providers and companies.
Chelsey then moved in-house with SpecialtyCare, a privately held, private equity-backed management company and the largest perfusion and intraoperative neuromonitoring services provider in the United States, where she served as Associate General Counsel managing the company’s third party reimbursement claims and dispute process, as well as handling healthcare regulatory and operations matters, licensure and enrollment issues, litigation, complex contract negotiations, labor and employment matters, physician employment agreements, corporate governance, and day-to-day business operations.
Chelsey then moved to USPI, the outpatient ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital management division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC), serving as Senior Operations Counsel and Senior Managing Counsel for Operations. During her tenure with USPI, Chelsey managed legal operations integration, leading the company’s legal team through acquisitions doubling the size of its ASC portfolio. She advised ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals located throughout the United States on complex operational, transactional and regulatory matters. Chelsey’s combined experience with a large law firm and varied in-house roles give her unique legal and business perspectives in representing her clients and bringing value to achieve their goals.
Chelsey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee Law School where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an Acquisitions Editor for the Tennessee Law Review. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville double majoring in Human Resource Management and Spanish Literature. She studied abroad in Granada, Spain, and speaks English and Spanish. In her spare time, Chelsey enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and learning about (and tasting!) wines from around the world.