Lubbock, Texas – Blue & Co., LLC is proud to announce that JW (Larry) Anderson III, CPA, Principal, has been recognized with the Northwest Texas Hospital Association (NWTHA) Honorary Member Award.


The NWTHA Honorary Member Award recognizes individuals for their years of service and dedication to the association and to healthcare delivery throughout the Panhandle and West Texas. The association board of directors has chosen many outstanding honorees over the past 87 years to present this award to and this year was no exception. Anderson has served as a leader in rural healthcare in Texas for many years and has been a trusted financial advisor for a great many rural hospital CEOs and boards.


Anderson completed his Degree in Education in 1967 at Texas Tech University. While working for the national accounting firm of Ernst and Ernst, he continued his education to qualify for a CPA certificate. Anderson joined Mason Warner & Company, P.C., in December 1971, and in October 1975, was made a partner in the firm. He was a stockholder and the Director of Audit Services at Mason Warner & Company, PC until January 2000, when he started his own audit and accounting practice, JW Anderson & Associates, PC, which merged with Blue & Co. in January of 2016.


Anderson has served on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Peer Review Board.  He also served on the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Peer Review Committee. He has served on the AICPA’s Health Care Committee, which is involved in updating and issuing the AICPA Health Care Audit Guide. Anderson was a member of the Task Force that developed the Statement of Position for A-133 audits.


About Northwest Texas Hospital Association

NWTHA was formed over eighty-seven years ago to help strengthen rural hospitals through peer to peer interaction and better dissemination of information and resources. To that end, Administrators from across this vast expanse of rural Texas have gathered for their annual convention every year since 1929. NWTHA is the oldest association of its kind in Texas and also provides scholarships for students who are pursuing healthcare careers.


About Blue and Co.

Blue & Co., LLC is an independent accounting and advisory firm with 400 people in 13 offices across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Texas. With over 45 years of experience, Blue & Co.’s public accounting expertise includes the practice areas of assurance, tax compliance and consulting, healthcare consulting, benefit plan services, valuation and litigation support, and business services. Its industry specializations include healthcare, construction, nonprofit, manufacturing & distribution, technology, financial services organizations, and agribusiness.


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