Karen Bolton

Vice President, Legal Affairs,
Genesis Health System


Karen BoltonAreas of Responsibility:
  Management of all legal affairs for the health system and its affiliates. That includes providing legal counsel and advice to the Board of Directors and/or senior management on topics/issues including: governance and nonprofit tax exemption regulations; litigation; medical affairs; physician arrangements; contracts; property management; employment law; risk management; and business opportunities and collaborations with external entities.

Bio:  Bolton joined Genesis in 2012 as Senior Counsel and served as Interim Vice President of Legal Affairs for seven months before being named to the permanent position.  She brings to her executive assignment nearly 25 years of professional legal experience.

Before joining Genesis, Bolton was general counsel at Adena Health System in Ohio, where she also served as corporate compliance officer. Prior to that, she practiced health care law at firms in Michigan and Illinois. She began her legal career working for the Cole Taylor Banks in Chicago and then for the Landmark Banks in southern Illinois

She is a graduate of John Marshall Law School in Chicago and she holds a Master of Laws degree in Health Law from St. Louis University School of Law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Bolton is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

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