Mike Hemsley was most recently Deputy General Counsel for Trinity Health, one of the largest health systems in the US; consisting of 20 non-profit Regional Health Ministries operating more than 90 hospitals as well as sub-acute health care facilities and businesses across the continuum of care in 21states. Prior to its 2014 merger into Trinity, Mr. Hemsley served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Catholic Health East, a similarly structured multi-state health care system. His practice involved him deeply in the structuring and execution of over 20 corporate health system strategic corporate acquisitions and divestitures as well as in system governance authorities and relationships.
For several years he also served as CHE’s Corporate Compliance Officer providing oversight and guidance to Regional Compliance Officers and Boards across its regional subsidiaries. Prior to joining CHE, Mr. Hemsley spent more than 20 years in private practice, last as a partner and Chair of the Health Law Department at Wolf, Block, LLP.
Hemsley serves on the board of Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to its 2022 merger into SJU he served on the Board of the University of the Sciences as its Vice Chair, Chair of its Governance and Trustee Committee, and of its Strategic Partnering Steering Committee.
Mr. Hemsley is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association. A certified healthcare compliance professional, Mr. Hemsley is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association where he served as a board member and officer. A lecturer and author, he was a principal drafter of Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Compliance: A Resource for Health Care Boards of Directors, and two subsequent companion Healthcare Board Educational Resource publications, each sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association and the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Mr. Hemsley has also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at his alma mater St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA., received a Master of Arts in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and his law degree from Villanova University School of Law.