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IPC The Hospitalist Company Acquires New England Practice

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Hospital News J E 4
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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 11 IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), a leading national hospitalist physician group practice company, announced today that it has acquired Hospital Internists of Bristol, LLC. Based in Bristol, Connecticut, the acquisition builds on IPC's established presence in the New England market. The practice has an annualized volume of approximately 18,000 patient encounters. The owner, Elizabeth Tillman, MD, will remain with the group as Practice Group Leader.

R. Jeffrey Taylor, IPC's President and COO, commented, "With the welcome addition of Hospital Internists of Bristol, IPC increases its growing presence in New England. As with all practices we acquire, the infusion of IPC's resources and capabilities will enable this group to optimize its role as a true partner with the hospital to deliver the highest quality of care to the patient."

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.

Media Contact: Investor Contact: Scott Public Relations The Ruth Group Elaine Murphy Amy Glynn 818.610.0270 646.536.7023 elaine@scottpublicrelations.com aglynn@theruthgroup.com

SOURCE IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.
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