Jason Sussman, a Managing Director of Kaufman Hall, directs the Capital Planning and Allocation division of the Strategic and Financial Planning practice. Mr. Sussman provides planning and financial advisory services for hospitals, health systems, and physician groups nationwide. His areas of expertise include strategic financial planning, capital allocation, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and management software.
Prior to joining Kaufman Hall, Mr. Sussman directed the Chicago Capital Finance Group of a national accounting firm’s healthcare consulting practice. Prior to this, he was the Special Assistant to the President at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, responsible for the Certificate of Need and capital budgeting processes.
Mr. Sussman is the author of The Healthcare Executive’s Guide to Allocating Capital, which was published in 2007 by Health Administration Press, the publishing arm of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He has authored articles for various industry periodicals, including hfm magazine, Strategic Financial Planning, and others, and was a contributing author to the books Best Practice Financial Management: Six Key Concepts for Healthcare Leaders, Third Edition and The Financially Competitive Healthcare Organization. Mr. Sussman received a 2009 Helen Yerger/L. Vann Seawell Best Article Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) for an article he co-authored in hfm.
Mr. Sussman is a frequent presenter at national and regional seminars sponsored by the HFMA and its chapters, ACHE, the American Hospital Association, numerous state hospital associations, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, and other industry organizations.
Mr. Sussman received an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting with a specialization in Healthcare Management from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University. He holds a CPA certificate in Illinois.