Brian-Haapala

Brian Haapala

Brian has served as trusted advisor to health executives and Boards of Directors for over two decades with a focus on developing sustainable healthcare systems, from operational and financial improvement to capital investment. Prior to joining StroudwaterGCL, Brian was Senior Vice President and Chief USDA Underwriter for Colliers Mortgage where he was accountable for evaluating and approving all loan commitments as the largest healthcare lender in the USDA Community Facilities program. Over his career, Brian has led hundreds of client projects in strategic facilities master planning, strategic planning, turnarounds, and affiliation engagements for clients in every region of the country. Brian has planned and/or financed over $1 Billion in facility projects including hospital and ambulatory care center replacements, renovations and expansions for systems and community hospitals up to 600 beds. He started working with the USDA program leadership over 15 years ago as an expert resource and trainer in healthcare operations.

Brian is passionate about securing capital investments to modernize the aging rural healthcare infrastructure and increase high quality, high value services for rural people and places. To fulfill this ambitious vision, Brian connects financing plans with clients’ strategy, operations, and financial success factors for the future. He is board certified in healthcare management as a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a licensed Financial Advisor and Municipal Securities Representative.

Brian’s recent work includes:

  • Planned and financed a $30 million ‘medical mall’ to expand access for urgent care, primary care, and diagnostic services in a southern Arizona border community
  • Financed an innovative $25 million wellness center as part of a Critical Access Hospital in rural Washington state
  • Secured $103 million in USDA financing commitments for a leading specialty heart and vascular hospital to expand and renovate existing facilities to convert patient rooms from shared to private

Contact Brian at 207-221-8264