Michael Spake, JD
I approach teaching as an opportunity to share my experiences with students and add "real life" situations to the academic content. I feel that this opens the class to more discussion and greater engagement by the students.
Michael is a healthcare attorney with twenty years of experience in a variety of roles and settings, including Catholic healthcare systems (Bon Secours Richmond Health System), academic medical centers (Medical College of Georgia), and community-based healthcare systems (Lakeland Regional Health).
Michael is the Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Compliance and Integrity Officer at Lakeland Regional Health and oversees and directs all aspects of regulatory compliance. Michael also manages all aspects of governmental affairs through the execution of a strategic plan across City, County, State, and Federal governments that:
Seeks reimbursement and budgetary incentives for Lakeland Regional Health program implementing innovative and affordable healthcare services and solutions,
Supports workforce development initiatives, and
Supports the improvement of community health outcomes.
Michael is married to Mary Lucia Spake and together they have four children, Henry, Mary Clare, Katie, and Vivian.
- The Citadel, BA 1994
- Virginia Commonwealth University, MHA 2001
- The University of Richmond School of Law, JD 2001
InterestsI enjoy enjoy raising chickens, gardening, and writing short stories.
- Florida Presbyterian Homes (2011 to present)
- Governance Committee Chair (2015 to 2017)
- Vice Chair (2017 to 2018)
- CEO Search Committee Chair (2018)
- Chair (2019 to present)
- Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2014 to 2017)
- T.L. Hanna High School Athletic Hall of Fame
Spake, M and Thompson, E. Managing Resilience by Creating Purpose. Frontiers of Health Services Management. 2013; 30:2.
Sodomka P, Rush J, Spake M. Enterprise-wide effort brings patient perspective to mix. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. 2010; 29(4) 28.
Spake M. Compliance within patient – and – family centered care. Compliance Today. 2009; 11 (9) 46
Spake, M. Standing At the Crossroads, Compliance Today, Vol. 11 (March 2009)
Spake, M. A Reply to a ‘Total Organizational Ethic’, Healthcare Ethics USA, Vol. 7 (Winter 2009 )
Spake, M. Public Access To Physician and Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings, 21 J. NAALJ. 289 (2001)
Medical Necessity Key Best Practices, AHLA Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, 2018
Medical Necessity Key Best Practices, AHLA Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, 2017
At the Health of the Matter: Medical Necessity, AHLA Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, 2016
Ethics In Governance, Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, Fall 2010
Legal Issues and End of Life Care, Medical College of Georgia, Third Year Medical Student Intersession, 2009 and 2010
Organizational Ethics and Values-Based Decision Making. Medical College of Georgia Interdisciplinary Residency Core Curriculum, Winter 2008
Conflict of Interest Considerations for Residents, Medical College of Georgia Interdisciplinary Residency Core Curriculum, Winter 2008
Recognizing and Reporting Unanticipated Events, Medical College of Georgia Research Coordinators United in Excellence, Summer 2007.
Work Plan Development for Compliance Officers, George Washington University Health Care Compliance Graduate Certificate Program, Spring 2007.
HIPAA Considerations for Fundraising, Virginia Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement, Spring 2007
Work Plan Development for Compliance Officers, George Washington University Health Care Compliance Graduate Certificate Program, Fall 2006.
Compliance Considerations and Integration Trends, VCU Health Law Fellowship, Summer 2006
Prophets and Mystics, Society of Early Americanists Biennial Meeting, 2005HIPAA and Your Forensic Program, Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault, Fall 2003