Pamela Cassara is Cook County Health’s Chief Financial Officer. As the CFO, Ms. Cassara is the health system’s financial leader, responsible for all financial and accounting oversight. This includes revenue cycle, reimbursement financial reporting, operational reporting and planning for the financial needs of the health system. She works closely with Cook County Health’s leadership team to provide strategic vision and management for the operational and fiscal direction of the health system.
Most recently, Ms. Cassara was the Market CFO for the northern Indiana division of Franciscan Health. Prior to that, she held numerous other healthcare CFO roles, including MetroSouth Medical Center, DeKalb Health and the Lutheran Health Network, bringing more than 35 years of experience to Cook County Health.
Ms. Cassara holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and is a certified public accountant. She has been a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Indiana CPA Society and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.