Susan is known as one of Ohio’s leading healthcare attorneys and is the author of the book “Ohio Health Care Provider Law,” which has been relied upon in healthcare law across the state for more than 20 years. As Chair of KJK’s Healthcare Practice Group, Susan leads a team of attorneys who serve hospital systems, physicians’ groups, long-term care organizations and other healthcare providers and payers. She works with clients on regulatory and compliance matters, medical staff and licensing issues, contract negotiations, litigation and general corporate law.
Susan’s contributions to the field of healthcare law across her 35-year legal career have been recognized locally and nationally. She is a current fellow and former board member of the American Health Lawyers Association, was honored with the Distinguished Women in Healthcare award from the Visiting Nurse Association and is often called upon to speak on healthcare law topics and contribute to such publications as the Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law. She is an attorney equally respected among medical staffs and healthcare executives.
Prior to joining KJK, Susan served as in-house general counsel for Southwest General Health Center. She currently serves as outside counsel for several hospitals. She pioneered the curriculum in Health Law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and continues to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in health law at Baldwin-Wallace University.
Outside of her legal work and teaching, Susan is a world traveler with a particular interest in nature and animals and has visited the Amazon rainforest, India, China and Africa among other places. She is a weaver and spinner who creates one-of-a-kind handspun yarns and craft pieces.
“Whenever possible I don’t tell clients that the law prohibits them from doing something, but help them reach their goals within the confines of the law.” – Susan O. Scheutzow
“We have had the distinct pleasure of working with Susan Scheutzow for several years now. We have first-hand knowledge of her intelligence, skill and thoroughness in handling legal matters for a wide variety of health care clients. In the best tradition of lawyering, she possesses strong analytic skills but is mindful of the human and social dramas that underlie many health care legal issues.”
– L. Jon Schurmeier and Jan E. Murray – forward to Ohio Health Care Provider Law