Tanya Daniels Harris joins Saxton & Stump’s Senior Care Services team adding more licensure and compliance resources for clients

HARRISBURG, Pa., October 8, 2021 Attorney Tanya Daniels Harris, Esq. has joined Saxton & Stump’s Senior Care Services team, bringing her unique focus on regulatory, compliance, and survey and enforcement matters to the firm’s Harrisburg office. The Senior Care Services team is led by attorney Collin T. Keyser and includes some of the foremost attorneys in medical professional liability as well as physicians, expert medical practitioners and healthcare administrators who are well-prepared to guide clients through the challenges they face.

“Tanya is a talented lawyer and advocate for her clients as well as a respected speaker who is passionate about providing legal education for long-term care industry associations,” said CEO James W. Saxton. “Her experience in this area of law adds depth to our team of attorneys supporting the growing needs of senior and long-term care facilities that are still in the midst of navigating the pandemic.”

A unique focus on long-term care providers

Harris brings nearly two decades of experience representing long-term care facilities and professionals faced with the wide range of matters impacting senior care providers. Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Harris practiced as an attorney for 19 years at a Harrisburg-based law firm specializing in health care law, assisting long-term care providers in appealing sanctions and remedies from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Besides regulatory and licensure matters, she has also handled end of life issues, admission agreements and fair housing compliance matters for nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living residences and continuing care retirement communities. This includes counseling long-term care providers in navigating the unique legal implications that arise when addressing powers of attorney, advance health care directives and end-of-life decisions. Harris is regularly invited to lecture on various legal topics for organizations such as LeadingAge PA, the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA), Pennsylvania Coalition of Affiliated Healthcare & Living Communities (PACAH) and the Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (PADONA) to educate long-term care providers. Harris earned her J.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she also earned a Certificate in Health Law. She has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Saxton & Stump’s Senior Care Services Team

The firm’s Senior Care Services team includes lawyers, a team of physicians, nurses, a psychologist, a noted health policy expert, a licensed nursing home administrator, physician reimbursement specialists, and other professionals who understand the post-acute and long-term care industries. The firm takes an innovative, customized approach to forming mitigation teams to counsel clients and, when necessary, defend against any professional or general liability claims. The firm leverages a team of healthcare consultants who provide indispensable subject matter expertise and decades of experience in high-risk specialties, corporate negligence claims, and health policy. Saxton & Stump’s in-house consultants have expertise in nursing, patient safety and infection control and take a holistic approach to defending clients. In addition, they can assist clients in addressing mitigation and litigation together by reviewing policies, procedures, records and training programs as well as working with clients to design and implement comprehensive risk management programs.

Keyser spearheads the Senior Care Services team and counsels long-term care providers in all aspects of handling adverse events and claims, including internal and external communications, litigation, and risk control and mitigation efforts. Harris and Keyser are joined by attorney Darlene K. King who chairs the firm’s Risk Mitigation and Safety team and has over 20 years of healthcare litigation experience. The Senior Care Services team also includes attorneys Amy L. Blackmore, Kimberly A. Selemba and Stephen J. Fleury, Jr. who advise long-term care facilities and senior living communities on developing risk mitigation strategies to reduce adverse events and provide representation should professional or general liability claims arise. Attorney Chelsea D. Bashi also adds her experience in litigation, risk mitigation and professional liability to provide legal counsel to clients.  

Saxton & Stump’s strategic growth outlook

With 124 professionals, including 68 attorneys, the firm continues to grow and based on their strategic plan for 2021, will continue to expand its current team of lawyers and professionals, focusing on bringing additional resources to support client needs.

Saxton & Stump provides solutions for complex legal issues and partners with clients to create a roadmap for their success. The firm is committed to empowering clients by delivering five-star service and results-focused advice.

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