Doug Hastings is Chair Emeritus of Epstein Becker Green. For more than 35 years, prior to his retirement from active practice in 2018, Doug and his colleagues at the Firm designed, implemented, and successfully closed scores of complex health care transactions on behalf of hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, large medical groups, and health plans. Described in Chambers USA as a “visionary” and “dean of the healthcare arena,” he advised a wide array of health care companies on the strategic considerations, corporate architecture, governance, and regulatory compliance components of proposed transactions.
Since 2001, he has been closely involved at the national level with efforts to improve the quality and cost efficiency of the U.S. health care system, and is known for his role in the launch of accountable care organizations and population health initiatives in both the public and private sectors.
Doug served on the Board on Health Care Services of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) from 2003 to 2011 and on the IOM’s Committee on Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending and Promotion of High-Value Care from 2010 to 2013. He is a Past President and Fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Named in 2006 as the first Chair of the Board of Directors of Epstein Becker Green, Doug served in that role until January 1, 2014. Currently, as Chair Emeritus, he is an advisor to the firm on strategy, health care policy, and business opportunities.
In 2014, Doug was invited to join the Healthcare Executives Study Society, a group primarily comprised of large health system CEOs that seeks to advance the state and art of executive leadership and influence the development of health care public policy.
In 2019, Doug was elected Chair of the Board of Bassett Healthcare Network, an integrated health care system that provides care and services to people living in an eight-county region covering 5,600 square miles in upstate New York.