NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM),a leading national hospitalist physician group practice company, announced today that Philip Vaidyan, M.D., FACP, an IPC hospitalist, was named by ACP Hospitalist as one of the 2009 Top Ten Hospitalists in the nation.
Dr. Vaidyan has been a practicing physician for more than 10 years and currently serves as director of hospital medicine at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined IPC The Hospitalist Company in 2005.
"We are very proud that Dr. Vaidyan has been honored by ACP Hospitalist as one of the country's eminent hospitalists," said Adam Singer, M.D., founder, chairman and CEO of IPC The Hospitalist Company. "He exemplifies IPC's core values of professionalism, teamwork and productivity, representing IPC's commitment to delivery of the highest quality care to hospitalized patients. Additionally, he is a natural-born leader who has been instrumental in improving patient satisfaction for St. Mary's, while decreasing costs, readmissions and lengths of stay."
Dr. Vaidyan, who is board certified in internal medicine, also serves as St. Mary's Internal Medicine Program's educational director for inpatient medicine. In this role, he develops the hospital medicine curriculum, lectures, teaches residents, and serves as a mentor. Dr. Vaidyan was awarded the hospital's 2008 "Teacher of the Year Award" given by the internal medicine house staff to the faculty member who contributed the most to their clinical education.
ACP Hospitalist, the monthly publication of the American College of Physicians (ACP), conducts this recognition program to honor outstanding hospitalists who are making notable contributions in the health care industry. In selecting the top hospitalists, the magazine's editorial board evaluated nominations from supervisors and administrators, peers in the hospitalists own program, colleagues from across the country, and other physicians. Evaluations were based upon the physician's contributions in 10 key areas: leadership, mentorship/teaching, clinical skills, patient safety, quality improvement, improved work flow/cost savings, research, innovation, teamwork and community involvement.
About IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.
IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM) is a leading national physician group practice company focused on the delivery of hospitalist medicine services. IPC's physicians and affiliated providers manage the care of hospitalized patients in coordination with primary care physicians and specialists. The Company provides its hospitalists with the comprehensive training, information technology, and management support systems necessary to improve the quality and reduce the cost of inpatient care in the facilities it serves. For more information, visit the IPC website at www.hospitalist.com.
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