IPC Names New General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPCM), a leading national hospital medicine and post-acute physician group practice company, announced today that it has appointed Kelli Newman to the position of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Kelli Newman, IPC General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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"Kelli's broad leadership experience, including legal, government affairs, compliance, and human resources, is an excellent complement to our outstanding legal team," said Adam Singer, M.D., the company's Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited to welcome Kelli to the executive team and believe her extensive expertise in healthcare law will be a great asset to our organization."

Commenting on her new position, Newman said, "I am thrilled to be part of a vibrant and growth-oriented organization. IPC is exactly the type of healthcare company that I have been interested in joining, and I have been impressed by its steadfast commitment to supporting providers in both acute and post-acute facilities and enabling them to provide the highest quality of care to patients."

Most recently, Newman served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Reachout Healthcare America in Phoenix, Ariz. Prior to that, she served as a partner with Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, in Chicago. Newman earned her bachelor's degree from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill., and her Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.

About IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.

IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPCM) is a leading national hospital medicine and post-acute physician group practice company. IPC's physicians and affiliated providers practice in over 400 hospitals and 1,200 post-acute care facilities. The Company offers its 1,700 employed clinicians comprehensive training, information technology, and management support systems 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.ipcm.com.

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