Partners and Associates

Partners and Associates

A hybrid team of accountants, advisors, and consultants whose collective experience and diverse backgrounds ignite ideas, reconfigure approaches, and recommend strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.


201 W. North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201

Tel: 509.232.2742

Areas of Focus

  • Market assessment, utilization analysis, and future volume projections
  • Facility master planning
  • Functional and space program design
  • Patient flow/throughput analysis and evaluations
  • Operations reengineering and design
  • Strategic planning
  • Long-range strategic planning and efficiency implementation
  • Service line analysis and feasibility studies
  • Operating room and emergency department operations and design
  • Business plan development


Health Care


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of science degree in biology - Graduated summa cum laude
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • Master of Healthcare Administration
  • Residency training at Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota

John Dao, MHA


John Dao is a partner in Wipfli’s health care facility and capital planning group. With over a decade of consulting experience, he has worked across the country assisting health care clients to plan and finance new facility developments and renovations.

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 health care operations/design enables John to quickly and competently match clinical/business needs with effective, creative solutions.

  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • Adjunct faculty preceptor and student mentor with the University of Minnesota Masters of Healthcare Administration Program
  • Featured speaker at several of Wipfli’s critical access and rural health care conferences and the World Research Group’s Emergency Department Convention
  • National publications include articles in Health Facilities Management and Healthcare Executive magazine