Kelly Thrift
Partner, DHG Healthcare (CPA)
Atlanta, GA
Industry Focus
Service Areas
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Assurance


Kelly Thrift serves as Partner in DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare industry practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman. Kelly originally joined the firm in January 1997, and is based out of the Atlanta, Georgia office. Kelly's professional experience includes providing consulting and assurance services to a variety of health care organizations, including acute care and psychiatric hospitals, multi-facility hospital systems, non-profit and governmental hospitals, and university-based hospitals. Kelly also serves proprietary and venture capital health care systems. He is experienced with Yellow Book audits, and long-term care and assisted living entity audits. He possesses significant experience providing due diligence, strategic planning services and SEC reporting services to various organizations in the health care industry.

DHG Healthcare is the largest industry segment within Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. Our practice assists healthcare providers in boldly pursuing Risk Capability. Successful navigation of that journey requires actionable analytics, purposeful revenue transformation, and insightful strategic planning.

Kelly is frequently a presenter on accounting, auditing and financial reporting matters impacting the healthcare industry. Kelly is a member of the AICPA, GSCPA, and GHFMA. Kelly is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Science in Management, concentration in Accounting. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.


Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Healthcare Financial Managers Association
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Masters, Business Administration
    Georgia Southern University
  • Bachelors, Management (All)
    Georgia Institute of Technology

In the Community



  • Certified Public Accountant - GA - CPA020022

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