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“Don Whiteside can really understand a community’s needs and can find the executive that will fit for the hospital and the residents.”
–Valerie Flanigan
Board President,
Plumas District Hospital
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Executive Search

Don Whiteside executes executive search assignments for hospitals, health systems, and companies in all stages of industry maturity to identify and fulfill their executive needs.

Mr. Whiteside has an extensive background in health care business, Board development and relations, sales and marketing, and transformation management. Additionally, he has served on several Boards.

Prior to joining Wipfli LLP/HFS Consultants, Mr. Whiteside worked as a search consultant for the largest national health care search firm, and one of the largest international search firms. Prior to that, he was President/CEO of HealthPlus, the business subsidiary of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, providing group purchasing, operational and financial consulting, and other services. Before joining the Hospital Council in 1987, he held sales and management positions for medical equipment companies. He has also worked in general aviation and served on several Boards.

Mr. Whiteside received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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HFS recommended a candidate for Emanuel Medical Center, whom they accepted, and within a week the search was completed.

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During a span of two years, this team worked with the hospital to reduce operating losses and maintain sufficient cash flow ...