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SVP and General Counsel

David Butler

SVP and General Counsel

As Senior Vice President and General Counsel for CHC, David Butler is the chief officer responsible for oversight and guidance of all legal matters affecting facilities and organizations of Community Hospital Corporation. David also provides legal consulting services through CHC Consulting. He brings experience in the areas of healthcare, corporate and tax-exempt law to the CHC team.

 

Prior to joining CHC in 2006, David served the legal needs of healthcare clients throughout Texas as a Shareholder and Practice Leader at the law firms of Brin & Brin, P.C. and Cox & Smith Incorporated. Before private practice, he served as General Counsel of Incarnate Word Health Services and as Assistant General Counsel of Baylor Health Care System.

 

David is licensed to practice law in Texas and is a graduate of Baylor University and Baylor University School of Law. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Law Section for the State Bar of Texas, where he served as a member of the governing council. He is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America” publication for 2005 – 2015.  

Assistant General Counsel

Jeffrey Kent

Assistant General Counsel

As Assistant General Counsel for CHC, Jeffrey Kent is responsible for oversight and guidance of legal matters affecting facilities and organizations of CHC. Jeff also provides legal consulting services through CHC Consulting. He brings 17 years of experience to the CHC team with a focus on healthcare and corporate transactional and operational matters.

 

Prior to joining CHC, Jeff served as Deputy General Counsel of Parkland Health & Hospital System and as Associate General Counsel of Radiologix, Inc. and RadNet, Inc. He has also served the legal needs of clients at the law firms of Patton Boggs LLP and Passman & Jones, PC.

 

Jeff is licensed to practice law in Texas and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Law and Corporate Counsel sections of the State Bar of Texas.

Associate General Counsel

Tracey Dry

Associate General Counsel

Tracey Dry is Associate General Counsel for CHC. Prior to joining the CHC team, she worked for Children’s Health System of Texas as the dedicated Senior Counsel for their Population Health Division in Dallas, Texas.

 

Tracey began her legal career as a Senior Associate at Stinnett Thiebaud & Remington, L.L.P., where she was responsible for healthcare litigation and transactional services. She also previously worked as Associate General Counsel for USMD Holdings, Inc. in Irving, TX, and as General Counsel for Medical Clinic of North Texas, P.A. in North Richland Hills, TX. She is a founding member of Curt. B Henderson American Inns of Court, and was named a Texas Rising Star in 2007.

 

Tracey is active in her community and has served on the board of several civic organizations in Plano and Collin County. Tracey has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Texas Christian University and Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston. She received her license from the State Bar of Texas in November 2003.

Additional Team Members:
Renae McMillon, Associate Counsel
Sylvia Griffin, Paralegal/Executive Assistant

Leadership to Strengthen Your Hospital