Meet Dennis Hursh

If you have received the first draft of an employment agreement, you probably find yourself in a dilemma. You don't want to make a mistake and accept an unfair agreement that you know was drafted by a lawyer for the employer who is focused on getting the best possible arrangement for the employer. At the same time, you don't want to alienate your future colleagues. My experience assures that you can get the best deal possible, without unduly upsetting the employer. 
I am exclusively devoted to increasing physician career satisfaction by reviewing and negotiating fair physician employment agreements. I am a veteran physicians’ contract lawyer with over 35 years of health-law experience, I am based in Pennsylvania, but I assist physicians in all 50 states. 
My extensive experience in physician contracting led me to write the definitive book on physician employment agreements, "The Final Hurdle - a Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement"
I believe that the authorship of this book, and my focus and experience in physician employment agreements, makes me uniquely qualified to get you the best deal possible on your physician employment agreement.

"The practice of law has been consuming me for as long as I can remember. I went into law because I really wanted to help people. I began to focus on representation of physicians after countless nights by the bedside of Rachel, my oldest daughter, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I got to know a lot of the Attendings and Fellows at CHOP on a personal basis. I was representing physicians and other healthcare entities before Rachel was born, but her birth was a watershed for me. In 1989, I decided I would concentrate my practice on representing physicians. I know that I can never truly repay them for saving my daughter's life, but I like to think that my work helps the medical profession in some small way."

-Dennis G. Hursh

Education and Experience

Education

Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1985 M.L.T., Master of Laws in Taxation The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1982 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1977, B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Physician Leadership Seminar on Clinical Integration, Pennsylvania Medical Society, 1998 – 2001 Business Law, Wilson College, 1988-1989
  • Physician Practice Sales, American Health Lawyers Association, Physician and Hospital Law Institute, New Orleans, 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Gettysburg Insurance Services, Inc., CEO, 1992
  • Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C., Senior Attorney, 1990-1992
  • Bailey, Hardy & Hursh, P.C., Principal, 1989-1990
  • Hursh Associates, Partner, 1988-1989
  • Coopers & Lybrand, Tax Manager, 1985-1988
  • Hedger & Hedger, Associate, 1982-1985
  • United States Marine Corps, Infantry Officer, 1977-1979

Pro Bono Activities

  • Co-chair, Patient and Family Centered Care Advisory Council of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 2010-2013
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 2011-2016
  • Member, PBA Ad Hoc Committee to Develop Pro Bono Projects for Health Lawyers, 2003-16
  • Secretary, Darul Uloom Sidiqua, 2000-present
  • Assist. Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 113, Middletown, PA, 2009 – 2012
  • Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 113, Middletown PA, 2008 – 2009
  • Co-Chair, Family Advisory Council, Penn State Children’s Hospital, 2006-2008
  • Member, Family Advisory Council of the Penn State Children’s Hospital, 2005-2008
  • Chair, Local Right to Education Task Force, 1997-1998/li>
  • Treasurer, Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Mechanicsburg, PA, 1987-1989

Fraternity

Phi Epsilon Pi

Talks Given

Topic

Place

Sponsor

9/10/2015

Physician Employment Agreements

Harrisburg, PA

Pinnacle Health

5/8/2015

Physician Contract Evaluation and Negotiation

Lancaster, PA

PA Academy of Family Physicians

10/14/2011

Physician Employment Agreements

Hershey, PA

Pennsylvania Medical Society

10/14/2011

Financial Planning Basics for Young Physicians

Hershey, PA

Pennsylvania Medical Society

9/24/2009

Physician Employment Agreements

Hershey, PA

Hershey Medical Center

9/24/2008

Physician Employment Contracts

Webinar

Pennsylvania Medical Society

3/21/2007

Physician Employment Contracts

Harrisburg, PA

Pinnacle Health

2/26/2007

HIPAA

Pottsville, PA

Northeast Regional HealthCare Coalition

10/21/2006

Silent PPOs

Baltimore, MD

American Podiatry Association

10/15/2004

Physician Employment Contracts

Hershey, PA

PA Medical Society

1/8/2004

Cardiology Contracting Parameters

Danville, PA

Geisinger Medical Center

2/27/2003

Physician Employment Contracts

Hershey, PA

Hershey Medical Center

8/14/2002

Physician Employment Agreements

Philadelphia, PA

U of Penn Health System

10/10/2001

Physician Employment Contracts

York, PA

York Hospital

9/5/2001

HIPAA

York, PA

Central PA Association for Healthcare Quality

5/5/2001

Managed Care Highlights

York, PA

YCPO, P.C.

7/26/1999

Physician Employment Agreements

Philadelphia, PA

PA Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

The Final Hurdle: A Physicians Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement