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I’ve personally done all the landscaping for my houses: digging, hauling, planting, rebuilding new beds, and more. It involves a lot of sweat and effort with the shovel and the wheelbarrow, but I love doing it.
Chad Schafer
Partner, CPA

Experience

I provide assurance and consulting services across the healthcare industry. My clients consist of health systems and integrated regional hospitals; middle-market, private equity-owned healthcare providers; and large community-based behavioral health organizations. My experience includes financial projections, with an emphasis in capital and acquisition financing, transaction advisory services, affiliation assessments, including board education and reviews of operations and internal controls.

As my clients’ single point of contact, I match them with the right resources by knowing their business, understanding their issues, and connecting them to the right people. In the more than 15 years I’ve been with the firm, one of my greatest accomplishments was co-leading a charity initiative that brought in an additional $5,000 for our cause.

My clients have asked me to speak on topics of current interest, including hospital-physician relations, understanding healthcare finance, and quantifying the impact of transactions. Annually, I moderate C-suite healthcare industry panel discussions and present to the Michigan Health and Hospital Association's Governance Fellowship program.

I belong to the AICPA, the Michigan Association of CPAs, and the HFMA. I received my B.S.B.A. in accounting from Central Michigan University.

If it's warm, you will find me outside mowing my lawn, using my smoker or grilling food for the neighborhood, or spending time with my two girls.