Wipfli LLP: Names Steve Thompson partner in charge of national health care practice

Long-time health care industry leader Bob Parrish to retire in May

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (April 25, 2013) — Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) announced that Steve Thompson, a seasoned health care professional and partner, has been named the partner-in-charge of the firm’s health care practice. He is succeeding Bob Parrish, who will be retiring after having led Wipfli’s health care industry practice for the past 15 years. In his new role, Thompson will be responsible for continuing to build the health care practice for the firm and leading Wipfli’s experienced health care team as they continue to serve organizations in the health care industry and provide them with insightful thought leadership and guidance.

“Over the years that Bob has led the firm’s health care practice, it has grown exponentially, expanding its range of services to meet the challenges of the ever-changing health care industry,” said Rick Dreher, managing partner of Wipfli LLP. “Under Steve’s leadership, the group will continue to grow our resources and expand our service offerings to help health care organizations across the country overcome their business challenges today and tomorrow.”

With over 30 years of experience, Thompson currently provides financial and operational solutions to hospitals, nursing homes, rural health clinics, and home health agencies. In addition, he offers highly skilled operational and accounting assistance to advance facilities toward a sound financial status and has provided ongoing accounting support to facilities with transitioning financial managers. Steve is also a recognized knowledge leader in critical access hospitals, from both audit and reimbursement perspectives.

A certified public accountant, Thompson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Thompson has served as chair, president or a board member for a number of community nonprofit organizations. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

As one of the leading providers of audit, tax and consulting services to health care organizations across the country, Wipfli’s professionals offer customized services to help clients. From helping transform care delivery to facility and capital planning services, Wipfli’s team of seasoned professionals has helped health care organizations succeed for over 80 years.

About Wipfli LLP

With more than 1,100 associates and 24 offices in the United States and India, Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) ranks among the top 23 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Wipfli’s national health care practice has 17 partners and approximately 100 associates dedicated to serving integrated delivery systems, large community hospitals, critical access and rural hospitals, physician practices, long-term care organizations, dental practices, and health plans. Wipfli can advise in all areas of business, from finance and operations to human resources, information technology, and reimbursement. For more information, visit http://www.wipfli.com/healthcare.