IPC The Hospitalist Company Announces "Providers of the Year" for 2010

Mar 29, 2011, 08:30 ET from IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), a leading national physician group practice company, announced today the names of its three "Providers of the Year for 2010." The winners, in alphabetical order, are: Jasmin Manalo Baleva, M.D., Practice Group Leader, Houston Region; Randolph A. Clark, M.D., Practice Group Leader, Phoenix Region; and Patricia O'Quinn, FNP, Tennessee Region.

This year, in recognition of the Company's growing presence across the continuum of inpatient care, IPC's annual awards program was expanded to include providers who practice in post-acute care settings. Dr. Baleva was honored as "Hospitalist of the Year." Dr. Clark was chosen "Post Acute Provider of the Year" and Patricia O'Quinn was named "Nurse Practitioner of the Year."

Selected by IPC's senior management team, the award includes an honorarium to each of the three recipients. Additionally, IPC will make a $2,500 donation to the charity of choice for each of the recipients. The donation will be on behalf of IPC as well as the facility in which each of the recipients serves.

Adam D. Singer, M.D., IPC chairman and CEO, said, "Dr. Baleva, Dr. Clark and Pat O'Quinn were selected as 'Providers of the Year' from a field of more than seventeen hundred IPC providers. All three uphold the highest standards of excellence for inpatient care for which IPC is known. As these three leaders exemplify, we are fortunate to have such a strong talent pool to draw upon. It is a privilege to have them in the IPC family."

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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