Children’s Health Appoints Lawrence L. Foust Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

By:   Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DALLAS (Nov. 12, 2014) – Children’s Health℠ one of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems, announced it has named Lawrence L. Foust, J.D., LL.M., MBA, executive vice president and chief legal officer and general counsel.

Lawrence L. Foust, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Children’s Health

Foust began in September at Children’s Health and oversees the Legal Affairs and Governance Department.

“Larry has a solid history and knowledge of reimbursement, licensing and accreditation, real estate, risk management, medical staff and managed care issues,” said Christopher J. Durovich, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Health. “He has strong governance experience and in his previous position, he served as chief legal advisor to a 75-member Board of Trustees and all of its committees.”

Most recently, Foust served at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. He possesses both corporate and health care experience and has also served with healthcare organizations such as CHRISTUS Health and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. He was also a shareholder in the Houston office of Jenkens & Gilchrist.

Foust was also one of the first attorneys in Texas to be recognized as a specialist in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Author of numerous publications and book chapters and articles, Foust is frequently invited to address the American Health Lawyers Association. His presentations and publications cover many topics including

  • Negotiations
  • Mergers
  • Quisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Medicare and Medicaid and managed care

Foust is also Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated. Foust graduated magna cum laude and with honors from Duke University. He holds J.D. degree and a master’s degree in law from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has been a fellow at the University Of Virginia School of Law and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Foust received his MBA from the University of St. Thomas and has been licensed to practice law in Virginia, Texas and California.

About Children’s Health System of Texas

Children’s Health℠ is one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, providing a full spectrum of healthcare services for children in Dallas, North Texas and surrounding regions.  Children’s Health includes a clinically integrated network featuring the flagship hospital Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center Plano and Children’s Specialty Center Southlake, 18 Children’s Health Pediatric Group primary care centers, home health, physician practices and professional services and a pediatric research institute.  For more information, please visit

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