As readers of this blog know, public-private partnerships (P3s) have long been used to develop public infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges, tunnels, transit networks, convention centers and a host of other infrastructure projects. Can the P3 model also be used more extensively in the health care sector? In a recent article, Troutman Pepper’s Robert A. Gallagher, Erin S. Whaley, Alexander P. Downs, and Emma E. Trivax suggest that P3s hold much promise for health care infrastructure projects – but to be successful, construction companies and public agencies alike must understand the unique nature of the U.S. health care system, including regulatory compliance, complex funding streams, and state law requirements.  The article notes that retaining counsel familiar with federal and state health care law as well as construction law and P3 models is important to the success of such projects.