MELINDA MALECKI, JD, MS
JD, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, 1992
MS, Dominican University, River Forest, IL, 2008
BA, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1979
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Chicago Bar Association, Member
Illinois Bar Association, Member
HONORS & AWARDS
AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Enterprise Risk Management for Community Health Centers, Negotiating Lucrative Contracts for Physicians
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
Cook County Health and Hospitals System,
System Director of Risk Management, 2010 – 2013
Malecki, Tasch & Burns, LLC
Partner, 2001 - 2014
Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC
Melinda Malecki is a Health Law attorney with 25 years of corporate, regulatory, and risk management experience. Melinda provides legal counsel, corporate compliance, and risk management services to physicians, safety net hospitals and healthcare organizations, including federally qualified health centers.
Ms. Malecki began her career as a risk manager at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. She became the Director of Risk Management and Legal Services at West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, 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 and continues to consult in all of the foregoing areas.
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.
Ms. Malecki serves on the board of PCC Community Wellness Center, a federally qualified healthcare center based in Oak Park, Illinois and on the board of Anderson Animal Shelter in Elgin, Illinois.