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November 01, 2021

Health Law Connections

Women's Network—Women Supporting Women Is Good Business

  • November 01, 2021
  • Noreen Vergara , Husch Blackwell LLP

My father encouraged me to go to law school, but it was my mother who sparked my lifelong interest in health care. I began my “career” as a 12-year-old candy striper at a neighborhood hospital and then went on to work as a behavioral health technician and admissions representative at an inpatient behavioral health facility before attending the health law program at Saint Louis University. At every stage of my working life, I have encountered professional women who demonstrate competence, leadership, and a willingness to help other women. I have benefited from women professors who checked in on me when I was struggling and women bosses who prioritize family commitments while serving in high-pressure positions of leadership. I also have formed friendships with women who I would have never had the opportunity to meet if it were not for my career as a health lawyer. These women are smart, capable, and confident. They are health care executives, governmental policy experts, and advocates for health care entities big and small. These women make a difference every day in health care, a $3.8 trillion industry which makes up almost one-fifth of the U.S. economy.1

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