Wipfli LLP: Washington state-based Michael R. Bell & Company, PLLC, joins Wipfli LLP

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (August 9, 2010) — Effective August 1, the partners and associates of Washington state-based Michael R. Bell & Company, PLLC, joined Wipfli LLP, an international CPA firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Michael R. Bell & Company specializes in providing audit, accounting and consulting services to a variety of health care organizations and will become part of Wipfli’s full-service health care industry practice.

“We are thrilled that Michael R. Bell & Company has joined Wipfli,” stated Rick Dreher, Wipfli’s managing partner. “Michael R. Bell & Company is a leader in providing quality accounting and consulting services to health care organizations throughout the western half of the United States and will be an excellent fit with our existing health care industry practice.”

“Wipfli currently offers our health care clients a wide range of audit, tax and consulting services and has a number of clients in the western half of the United States, but joining forces with Michael R. Bell & Company will help us to expand into that area officially and serve a larger portion of it,” Dreher said.

“We are excited to join Wipfli and look forward to continuing to serve our clients with the same exceptional service they have come to expect from us. The difference now is that as their needs change, we can bring them the additional resources that Wipfli has to offer, including specialized consulting services that are focused on helping health care organizations address issues facing the industry,” Michael Bell, Managing Partner of Michael R. Bell & Company, said.

With approximately 800 partners and associates, Wipfli provides the full range of audit, tax and consulting services to thousands of clients across the nation including a significant number of health care organizations such as integrated delivery systems, large community hospitals, critical access and rural hospitals, medical practices, long-term care facilities, and dental facilities. The firm has been serving mid-sized businesses for over 80 years.

Washington state-based Michael R. Bell & Company was established in 1991 and is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading providers of audit, accounting and consulting services to health care organizations. The firm has 17 employees, including two partners, and works with hundreds of health care organizations across the western United States.

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