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Dao_John Spokane

201 W. North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201



Email: jdao@wipfli.com

John Dao


John  Dao is a principal in Wipfli’s healthcare facility and capital planning group. With over two decades of consulting experience, he has worked across the country, assisting healthcare clients to plan and finance new facility developments and renovations. John also leads Wipfli’s healthcare provider compliance and reimbursement services, and serves on Wipfli’s board of directors.

John’s career has spanned a wide breadth of hospital and ambulatory settings, ranging from large academic hospitals and integrated delivery systems to small regional and critical access hospitals. His consulting experience has taken him all over the United States as well as internationally. Combining this broad base of experience with strong analytical skills and a solid understanding of efficient healthcare operations/design enables John to quickly and competently match clinical/business needs with effective, creative solutions.

Professional memberships and activities

  • University of Minnesota’s Master of Healthcare Administration program – Adjunct faculty preceptor and student mentor
  • Featured speaker at several of Wipfli’s critical access and rural healthcare conferences and the World Research Group’s Emergency Department Convention
  • National publications including articles in Health Facilities Management magazine and Healthcare Executive magazines

Areas of Focus

  • Market assessment, utilization analysis and future volume projections
  • Facility master planning and Functional and space program design
  • Patient flow/throughput analysis and evaluations
  • Operational process reengineering and design
  • Strategic planning and operational efficiency implementation
  • Service line analysis and feasibility studies
  • Operating room and emergency department operations and design
  • Business plan development for new service lines




University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, and Carlson School of Management

  • Bachelor of science degree in Biology with minor in economics
  • Master of Healthcare Administration