Joseph A. Bubba is one of the Firm’s founding members. He serves as Co-Managing Shareholder and Chair of the Healthcare Group. In his practice, Mr. Bubba concentrates on physician-hospital relationships, physician practices and medical staff matters. He represents hospitals, medical staffs, ambulatory surgical centers and other healthcare clients. He acts as counsel for physicians and hospitals engaged in the fair hearing and internal review process. He has also served as a hearing officer throughout the region. Mr. Bubba is a commercial/healthcare arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Additionally, Mr. Bubba has an extensive corporate and business practice focused on significant land transactions, mergers & acquisitions and shareholder succession and disputes. He is a frequent speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other organizations.
St. Luke’s Warren Hospital awarded exclusive contracts to two separate groups for the provision of general surgery and orthopedic surgery at its facility and closed its Department of Surgery and Department of Orthopedics to physicians outside of these groups. Eight physicians and Coordinated Health challenged the decision in Court and requested that an injunction be […]
Joseph A. Bubba of the Healthcare Group and Christopher M. McLean of the Real Estate, Land Use & Development Group represented Phoebe Ministries of Allentown in a $12 million purchase of Rodale’s former property in Emmaus. Phoebe plans to create health and wellness-focused living spaces for individuals aged 62 and older. These residential facilities are […]
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce recognized Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s 30th Anniversary with a Milestone Award at its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 8. Milestone Awards are bestowed upon prominent Lehigh Valley organizations that have made a significant, positive impact on the region. Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Edward J. Lentz and Joseph A. Bubba […]
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Bubba, co-managing shareholder, and chair of the Firm’s Healthcare group, will be presenting at Lehigh Valley Business’s “90 Ideas in 90 Minutes” event. It will be held at DeSales University on June 14, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Mr. Bubba is a frequent speaker […]
We addressed a similar question in an earlier article. At that time, we discussed the issue of whether a Medical Staff can have standing to sue its own hospital. We cautioned in that article to “be careful what you ask for.” If a Medical Staff asserts autonomy and wishes to sue on its on behalf, […]