IPC The Hospitalist Company Acquires Two Practice Groups

Expands Presence in Nevada and Tennessee Markets

Jun 02, 2010, 08:00 ET from IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), a leading national hospitalist physician group practice company, announced today that it has acquired LH Self Medical Services, PC,  in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the hospitalist operations of Mountain Empire Medical & Surgical Associates, PLLC,  (MEMSA) in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The LH Self and MEMSA practices are both in markets where IPC has an established presence. On a combined basis, the two groups have an annualized volume of approximately 18,000 patient encounters.

R. Jeffrey Taylor, IPC's President and COO, commented, "The acquisitions of LH Self and MEMSA represent an opportunity to expand our operations in both Nevada and Tennessee. We welcome the addition of these well-established practices and their physicians to IPC, where we can provide them the administrative and financial resources that are increasingly vital to independent group practices in today's evolving healthcare landscape."

About IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc

IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM) is a leading physician group practice company focused on the delivery of hospitalist medicine and related facility-based services. IPC's physicians and affiliated providers manage the care of patients in coordination with primary care physicians and specialists. The Company offers its providers the comprehensive training, information technology, and management support systems necessary to improve the quality and reduce the cost of patient care in the facilities it serves. For more information, visit the IPC website at www.hospitalist.com.

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