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IPC Expands Presence in Western Michigan With Acquisition of Post-Acute Practice

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 14, 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 is continuing its investment in the post-acute care market with the acquisition of Grand Rapids-based John N. Campbell, M.D., PC, in western Michigan.

"Dr. Campbell and his team have a well-established reputation in Grand Rapids, and we are excited about the expansion of our existing acute and post-acute business in the western Michigan market. The commitment to excellence that Dr. Campbell's practice brings to our IPC family fits perfectly with our team of post-acute specialists," said R. Jeffrey Taylor, president and COO of IPC.

Dr. Campbell will continue with the group as Practice Group Leader. "Joining forces with IPC will allow us to be part of an extensive practice of providers across the state, as well as a robust management support system that we can leverage to help us grow in our existing market. We think IPC's focus on improving the continuum and quality of care will serve us well over the longer term in the Grand Rapids market," Dr. Campbell said.

The patient encounters for the practice are estimated at approximately 20,000 on a combined annualized basis.

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 1,800 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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