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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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Donald J. WhitesideSandy Haskins


Interim Management

Sandy Haskins is a seasoned executive with deep knowledge of the health care industry and insight into clients’ needs. He has over 35 years in hospital leadership positions with extensive experience serving as an interim hospital CEO and recruiting C-level interim and executive leadership positions for hospitals and health care organizations.

An insightful understanding of the executive suite and the process to accomplish a successful hire makes Mr. Haskins uniquely qualified to lead Wipfli/HFS’s Executive Search and Interim Management practice. His strong knowledge of strategic and organizational issues creates successful client relationships.  Mr. Haskins works closely with a team of consultants to present top candidates for interviews.

Mr. Haskins’ experience includes two years as the interim CEO of a hospital that was under significant financial and operational stress. He guided the facility through a successful bankruptcy and gained local public support within the community for an eventual affiliation with a health care system that preserved the hospital. Other experience includes serving as interim CEO at an organization that operates 13 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

Prior to joining Wipfli/HFS in 2009, Mr. Haskins held positions as: interim senior management with two health systems; interim CFO for a publicly held biotechnology company; and business development executive at Ernst & Young’s Health Sciences Advisory Services.

Mr. Haskins holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Oregon State University. He is past president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) Oregon chapter, and past national HFMA board member.

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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 ...