Ms. Vobach joined the Merrill Lynch Health Care and Higher Education Group as a Director in late 2002. She is based in Texas and covers a wide variety of governmental, healthcare and academic institutions throughout the country focusing primarily on issuers within the South and Midwest. She has significant experience working with a wide variety of healthcare clients on credit analysis, debt capacity and capital formation strategies, debt restructurings, mergers and acquisitions as well as legal document structuring. She has also worked on significant replacement hospital projects for large specialty hospitals and most recently with a number of hospital districts issuing Build America Bonds (BABs). Relevant healthcare clients include: Arkansas Childrens Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Health Care System, Bexar County Hospital District (University Health System), Christus Health, Cook Childrens, Dallas County Hospital District (Parkland Health & Hospital System), Driscoll Childrens Hospital, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Harris County Hospital District, Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, Midland County Hospital District (Midland Memorial Hospital), Richardson Hospital Authority, Saint Francis Health System Tulsa, University of Texas System and Health Science Centers, Texas Childrens Hospital, Trinity Mother Frances Health System, University of Virginia Medical Center, Womans Hospital Foundation, Valley Baptist Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Ms. Vobach previously worked as a senior banker with Goldman Sachs for over 15 years. Prior to her work in investment banking, Ms. Vobach was a management consultant for Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Vobach is active in the community with her support of womens and childrens charitable organizations including Our Childrens House, Serving as a Chair for Celebrating Women Breast Cancer Luncheon benefiting the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, and most recently serving as a Rice University Alumni Association President. She received a BA with a concentration in economics from Rice University.
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