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George “Jody” Root, Jr. Elected to Board of Directors of California Regional Health Information Organization (CalRHIO)

San Diego, CA – The San Diego law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is proud to announce that partner George “Jody” Root, Jr. has been elected to the Board of Directors of the California Regional Health Information Organization (CalRHIO).

CalRHIO is a collaborative effort to incrementally build the structure and capabilities necessary for a secure statewide data exchange system that enables California’s health care providers and patients to access vital patient information at the time and place it is needed.

Leader of Procopio’s Health Care Practice Group, Jody Root represents health care providers across the United States, especially in the formation of integrated delivery systems, nonprofit organizations, health care districts, medical staff relations, mental health law, provider relationships with third-party payors, medical groups, IPAs, and county operated health systems. He advises these health care entities on how to react to the changing environment. Before joining Procopio, Mr. Root had served as the chair of Foley & Lardner’s Regulated Industries and Health Law Departments and their Health Care Industry Team, and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He was also the initial managing partner of Foley & Lardner’s San Diego office.

Mr. Root is general counsel to several general acute care and specialty hospitals, including Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and San Diego Hospice. He is also general counsel to the Healthcare Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties, San Diego Psychiatric Society, Orange Prevention Treatment Integrated Medical Assistance (CalOptima) and Sharp Community Medical Group.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP was established in 1946 and is now one of the largest business law firms in the San Diego region. With offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio’s more than 110 experienced attorneys provide comprehensive legal services in the areas of construction; corporate and securities; emerging growth and technology; employment, labor and benefits; environmental, land use and governmental affairs; finance, restructuring and bankruptcy; health care; intellectual property; international law; litigation; Native American law; patent prosecution and counseling; real estate; tax; trademarks and copyrights; and trusts, estates and probate. Through its membership in Law Exchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance, Procopio's ability to assist clients reaches around the world.