Manatt Adds Renowned Provider Executive to National Health Care Industry Group

Mark Wietecha is among the nation’s best known and most respected advisers to academic medical centers, with a particular focus on advising children’s hospitals
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, announced today that Managing Director Mark Wietecha has joined the Firm’s national Health Care industry group in Washington, D.C. Most recently serving as the founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), Wietecha brings decades of experience providing sophisticated business counsel across academic medicine on issues relating to strategy, merger, affiliation, redevelopments and governance.
“Mark's executive leadership acumen paired with his decades of experience serving as a trusted adviser to academic medical centers makes him an ideal fit to our continually expanding legal and consulting team,” said Manatt’s CEO and Managing Partner Donna L. Wilson. “As the broader health care landscape continues to rapidly evolve, having professionals like Mark and others within our team who bring this firsthand leadership experience is critical as we support clients’ efforts to deliver meaningful change across every corner of the industry.”
Wietecha’s practice focuses on the future, strategy and governance of the academic health care delivery system and evolving the relationships between the clinical, educational, research and community missions. He is nationally known for his work on mergers, organizational integration and university affiliations, with many of his projects counted among the most significant case studies of the past 30 years. Additionally, Wietecha has a career interest in and deep global knowledge of children’s hospitals from both a policy and delivery systems perspective.
“In addition to his leadership with CHA, Mark has worked with hundreds of hospitals to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with their missions to increase access to and improve the delivery of care for children,” said Manatt Health Leader Bill Bernstein. “His unmatched familiarity with the academic health system as well as his experience within the children’s hospital landscape will be a boon to clients as they further advance innovation and delivery system reform.”
During Wietecha's 12-year tenure at the CHA, the Association grew substantially to become a national change agent in the quality, safety and delivery of pediatric care. Wietecha's leadership was fundamental to its successes supporting children and families, and he played a critical role in the federal pandemic financial relief of children’s hospitals and related high-Medicaid providers. Prior to joining CHA, Wietecha served as a senior partner and executive chairman of a global consulting firm and founded its academic medical center consultancy within the firm’s health care sector.
“As a long-time consultant and strategist, I was immediately drawn to Manatt’s one-of-a-kind approach to client service as well as its dedication to serving clients in their efforts to achieve meaningful progress in all facets of health care reform,” said Wietecha. “I’m thrilled to join and contribute to an impressive team of lawyers and consultants as we continue collaborating with various health care stakeholders to foster innovative and long-lasting change at the local, state and national levels.”
Wietecha is the most recent addition to Manatt’s expanding roster of legal and consulting professionals across the Firm’s core practices, including Health Care (Heide Bajnrauh, Axel Bernabe, Robert (Rob) Fraiman, Seth Frazier, Eric Gold, Paul Irving, Dr. Tracy Johnson, Lauren Polak and Thomas (Tom) Robertson); Digital and Technology (Tim Andrews and Lisa W. Rosaya); Entertainment (Binta Niambi Brown, Bill D’Angelo); and Litigation (Justin Wolosz, Randy S. Grossman and Dylan Carson).
Wietecha received his M.B.A. in marketing from Indiana University and his M.S. in pharmacology from The Ohio State University.



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