Celebrating Excellence: Suzanne Koenig Receives the Highest Honor Bestowed upon an Illinois Alum
October 30, 2023
Celebrating the remarkable achievements of our esteemed alumni is a cherished tradition at the University of Illinois. We are delighted to announce Suzanne Koenig, a distinguished graduate of the School of Social Work, as a recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois Alumni Association for the year 2023.
Suzanne Koenig, BSW ’82 is president and founder of SAK Healthcare, a nationally recognized healthcare management and consulting services firm, with specific expertise in senior living, skilled nursing and long-term care facilities. Koenig and SAK provide skills in operations improvement, staff development and quality assurance. Koenig brings expertise in expense management, financial oversight, marketing, census development, clinical review and regulatory improvement to healthcare facilities in order to develop operational enhancements.
As a nursing home administrator and social worker, Koenig has provided turnaround, consulting and restructuring services throughout the U.S. She regularly serves as a court-appointed receiver to oversee and manage healthcare facilities. Having participated in the writing of the Patient Care Ombudsman statute found within the United States Bankruptcy Code, Koenig frequently is appointed as a patient care ombudsman to oversee patient care in healthcare facilities across the country.
Koenig also holds a Master of Science degree from Spertus College. She is a frequent speaker for various healthcare industry associations and business affiliates where she conducts continuing education and training programs. In 2022, she received a New York Institute of Credit Women’s Division Renaissance Award and was inducted into the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Hall of Fame.
Suzanne also serves as a court-appointed receiver, examiner, monitor, Chapter 11 trustee, and patient care ombudsman. She advises property owners, banks and lenders, trustees, debtors-in-possession, workout groups, and asset buyers.