Mary Link joins Akron Children’s as VP, general counsel


Mary Link has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as vice president and general counsel. Her responsibilities include compliance and risk management, in addition to oversight of all the legal affairs for the Akron Children’s enterprise.

For the past 16 years, Link has worked from her home base in Wisconsin for the Akron law firm of Brouse McDowell in its health care practice group. While with Brouse, Link provided an array of legal services to Akron Children’s, particularly in the areas of compliance, regulatory affairs and reimbursement.

“Mary brings a tremendous depth and breadth of legal experience to Akron Children’s and has been practicing exclusively in the area of health care law for more than 20 years,” said Shawn Lyden, executive vice president. “She is well known to the executive and administrative teams at Children’s and has already hit the ground running.”

Link earned her law degree from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago but began her career in nursing. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Marquette University and earned her master of arts in nursing at New York University. She held clinical nursing positions at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

She reports to Lyden, who served in the role of general counsel until January 2010.

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