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.

Heckathorne_Dan
Oakland

505 Fourteenth Street
Oakland, CA 94612-1912

Tel: 760.427.8810
Email: dheckathorne@wipfli.com

Areas of Focus

  • CFO leadership in standalone district hospitals, privately held for-profit hospital systems, and not-for-profit acute (and subacute) hospital systems
  • Hospital finance, accounting, reporting, auditing, and budgeting
  • Cost and productivity management
  • Cash and accounts payable management
  • Revenue cycle and accounts receivable management
  • Third-party program reimbursement and managed-care contracting
  • General obligation and revenue bond financing

Industries

Healthcare

Education

Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of science degree in business administration

Daniel Heckathorne

Senior Manager

Dan Heckathorne is a senior manager in the health care consulting practice, focused on providing interim CFO services. He leverages 40 years of experience in the acute hospital environment, serving that entire time as a senior financial executive. As the CFO and a member of the executive leadership team, Dan has a developed a broad range of experience and familiarity with all phases of hospital operations.

Awards
  • Advanced Member award - Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • HFMA, Arizona Chapter - Past board member 
  • HFMA Business of Caring - Contributing author and presenter
  • HFMA CFO Roundtable - Participant
  • Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) - Finance committee member
  • Alpha Fund (Workers’ Compensation) - Finance committee member
  • Participant on various ad hoc committees of state hospital associations