Our clients choose Malecki, Tasch & Burns, LLC based on our technical expertise, business-oriented services and cost-effective, efficient delivery. The firm represents clients ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies, in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, banking and financial services, construction, real estate, and consulting services.
Melinda Malecki is a corporate attorney with 19 years of corporate and regulatory experience and 20 years of experience in the healthcare risk management field. She provides legal counsel, corporate compliance, risk management and insurance services to hospitals and healthcare organizations, continuing care facilities, community healthcare centers, psychiatric hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers.
Ms. Malecki began her career as a risk manager at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, in 1988. She became the Director of Risk Management and Legal Services at West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, in 1991 and later became the Medical Center’s General Counsel. While working for West Suburban, Ms. Malecki managed all legal services for the Medical Center’s administration and staff. She directed all insurance purchasing and significantly reduced the Medical Center’s financial exposure due to insurance expenses. She began the private practice of law in 2000.
Ms. Malecki has extensive experience in the area of physician representation, including sales and purchases of practices, contract negotiations and corporate disputes. Her work as a hospital attorney benefits her physician clients in dealing with such matters as medical staff issues and contractual negotiations.
One of Ms. Malecki’s greatest skills is handling risk management issues for healthcare organizations. She is frequently retained to create or redesign a risk management function / program for facilities that need to pass an accreditation or are at risk of losing insurance coverage.
She is a frequent presenter on many “how to” topics, including Risk Management, Documentation, and Negotiating Lucrative Contracts. She has been published in the Journal of the Illinois Bar Association and featured in Business Insurance. Ms. Malecki serves on various boards, including the Board of PCC Community Wellness Center in Oak Park, Illinois. She is a past president of the Health Care Risk Management Society of Metropolitan Chicago. She is a licensed insurance producer for property and casualty insurance in Illinois.