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Growing Legal Team Supports Phoenix Children’s Expansion Into New Locations, Service Lines

PHOENIX (December 27, 2021) — Phoenix Children’s, one of the nation’s largest pediatric health care systems and the only freestanding children’s hospital in Arizona, announced today that Carlyle “Cary” Hall and Emilia Keric have joined as legal counsel. Hall will serve as chief risk and litigation counsel and Keric will serve as associate general counsel.

“Phoenix Children’s is rapidly expanding through our physical growth and by adding complex treatment programs to elevate the best-in-class care we provide for patient families throughout Arizona,” said Carmen Neuberger, Phoenix Children’s executive vice president and general counsel. “As our health system’s services, locations and workforce continue to expand, so too must our team of legal experts who are tasked with protecting and stewarding our health system’s resources and growth. We are fortunate to welcome Cary and Emilia to the Phoenix Children’s legal team.”

In Hall’s role as chief risk and litigation counsel at Phoenix Children’s, he will have overall responsibility for the health system’s risk management operations, including oversight of its risk identification and mitigation activities. He joins Phoenix Children’s from Polsinelli PC, a national law firm with expertise in health care, financial services, litigation and real estate, where he served as co-chair for Polsinelli’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and chair of the Litigation Department Business Division.

While at Polsinelli, Hall worked as lead trial counsel for clients, including health care systems, and served as outside general counsel to several clients, assisting them with business strategy, risk avoidance, contract negotiation and other legal issues. He earned a bachelor’s degree from University of California San Diego, and a law degree from Loyola Law School.

In Keric’s role as associate general counsel at Phoenix Children’s, she will provide a wide range of in-house legal services for the health system and will provide direct support for medical staff affairs and legal, compliance and regulatory matters. She brings more than a decade of experience in health care law, risk and compliance to this position. Keric joins Phoenix Children’s from CommUnityCare, the largest federally qualified health center in Texas, comprised of 31 clinics, where she managed all legal affairs for the organization and served as chief risk officer, general counsel and compliance officer. She earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a law degree from New York Law School.

About Phoenix Children’s 

Phoenix Children’s is one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 12 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. For more information, visit

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