Major, Lindsey & Africa announces appointment of Earl J. Barnes, II, Esq. as Senior Vice President & General Counsel of OhioHealth

HANOVER, Md. (December 4, 2014) – Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, today announced the appointment of Earl J. Barnes, II, ESQ. to Senior Vice President and General Counsel of OhioHealth. Barnes previously served as Vice President and General Counsel at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago.

Prior to joining NMH, Mr. Barnes was Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel at Rockford Health System in Illinois. He also brings private practice experience to OhioHealth, having been a partner in the Chicago office of Gardner Carton & Douglas, which is now Drinker, Biddle, & Reath.

Mr. Barnes has a wealth of healthcare-related legal experience, having been involved with hospitals, healthcare systems, insurance companies, physician groups, managed care organizations, home health agencies and more throughout the course of his legal career.

Mr. Barnes received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree from Lake Forest College. He is a member of the Lake Forest College Board of Trustees and an Officer of the Minority In-House Counsel Association.

Mr. Barnes joined OhioHealth in May 2014.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics and has been for five years in a row. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" and has been for eight years in a row, 2007-2014.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 member hospitals, 25+ health and surgery centers, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.

OhioHealth member hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital-Columbus, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital-Nelsonville, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at

About Major, Lindsey & Africa

Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is largest and most experienced legal search firm in the world. With more than 25 offices worldwide, Major, Lindsey & Africa has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. The firm also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The firm considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions.

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