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Nick Smith Minneapolis

150 S 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402



Email: nsmith@wipfli.com

Nicholas E. Smith


Nicholas Smith is a partner in Wipfli health care practice. He has over a decade of healthcare consulting experience, working directly with health systems, integrated delivery systems, county and district hospitals, critical access hospitals, physician groups, and other healthcare organizations. Nicholas is a versatile business advisor, helping his clients align their strategies with the appropriate market and facility development initiatives to position them for success in a changing healthcare environment.  

Typical market planning engagements for Nicholas include strategic planning, developing new service lines, market share projections, community health needs assessments, physician demand assessments, and volume and demographic projections in support of financial feasibility studies and facility growth. His facility planning engagements include developing comprehensive strategic facility master plans, planning new and replacement hospitals, and planning major renovations and additions. 

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) - Member
  • Regular speaker at health care conferences across the country
  • Author of several articles published by state health care journals

Areas of Focus

  • Strategic planning
  • Facility planning
  • Aligning strategies with appropriate facility development initiatives
  • Market assessments, market share analysis and volume projections
  • Site selection for hospitals, ASCs, clinics and urgent care centers
  • Physician demand assessments and medical staff development planning
  • Community health needs assessments
  • New service line demand forecasting and pro forma development




University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Master of Healthcare Administration
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Bachelor of arts degree in Economics