Author Bio

Jason Dopoulos

Jason Dopoulos is a managing director with Lancaster Pollard in Columbus. He is focused on community health care and senior living and has structured a range of bond transactions and mortgage loans for expansion, new construction and refinance projects. He holds a master’s degree in business from the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University in Columbus and a master’s in health administration from The Ohio State University College of Public Health in Columbus. He holds a general securities representative license (Series 7).

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On the Rise: How Three Hospitals Improved Their Fiscal Outlooks

2/4/2016 The last several years have been challenging for hospitals, as uncertainty regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a narrowing in operating profitability became the norm. In 2015, however, the three major credit rating agencies (CRAs) presented refreshingly optimistic reports, particularly for the larger providers, citing strong revenue growth, continued cost containment, greater clarity with respect to the ACA and industry trends (e.g., consolidation and technology) as reasons for the positive momentum. Read More

FHA Financing with REITs: Time to Reap the Benefits

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The Capital Issue: December 2014-January 2015

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