Attorney Andrea R. Long has joined North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) as In-House Counsel and Compliance Officer. In this capacity she will provide general legal counsel and advise on health care legal and regulatory matters. She will also oversee the NARMC Compliance Program, assuring that the hospital and clinics are correctly following federal and state regulations, and gathering the necessary information to document compliance.
Prior to joining NARMC, Long was with Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) and served as a founder and Managing Attorney of the CoxHealth-LSSM Medical-Legal Partnership. In this capacity, she provided free legal representation to low-income hospital patients who had legal needs that affected their health. Her representation included family law, juvenile law, estate/end of life planning, guardianships, and landlord/tenant issues.
Long received a Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and holds Certificates in both Health Law and International and Comparative Law. She holds a BA in Business Administration and French from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and a Masters in Health Administration from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.
Long is a member of The Missouri Bar and was appointed by The Missouri Bar President to chair the Access to Justice Committee in 2015 and 2016. She is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and is the current President of the Christian County Bar Association. She is a Board Member for the Southern Missouri Women Lawyers organization (SMWL), and a member of the Network for Young Professionals in the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. She has volunteered her services to the Nixa, Missouri, City Council as District III Representative, and participated in the Springfield Homeless Court as well as co-founded the Nixa Community Alternative Sentencing Court.
She has received awards and recognition from The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy, 417 Magazine 20 under 30, Springfield Business Journal 40 under 40, Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming in the Public Interest category, and the Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Award in the Rising Start category. In April, Long will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award from her Alma Mater, Westminster College.