IPC Healthcare Names New Chief Strategy Officer

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IPC Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPCM), a leading national acute hospitalist and post-acute provider organization, announced today that it has appointed Ron Greeno, M.D., FCCP, MHM to the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer, where he will be responsible for leading the company's strategic initiatives.

Dr. Ron Greeno was recently named chief strategy officer of IPC Healthcare

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"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Greeno to IPC Healthcare," said Adam Singer, M.D., CEO of IPC. "As a pioneer in hospital medicine and founder of Cogent Healthcare, Dr. Greeno's breadth of experience is uniquely qualified and well positioned to support IPC's efforts in leading and innovating across the acute and post-acute care continuum."

Dr. Greeno served as Cogent's Chief Medical Officer for the company's first 17 years and was also the founder and senior consultant for The Cogent Group, Cogent's consulting division. He is a founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), where he serves on the Board of Directors and leads the organization's advocacy and governmental relations efforts as its Chairman of Public Policy. In addition, SHM has also awarded Dr. Greeno a Master in Hospital Medicine and the SHM Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine; both awards make Dr. Greeno one of only a handful of individuals to ever receive these distinctions.

Commenting on his new position, Dr. Greeno said, "I have long admired and respected IPC for its innovation and impact on our field and I am excited to be joining a company that is addressing a critical need in healthcare delivery. They have built a unique platform that will allow them to lead our industry in value-based care and I am looking forward to supporting IPC's physicians and business leaders in that mission.

Dr. Greeno graduated from the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine in 1979, with Distinction and Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing a medical residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, he completed fellowships in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and was a Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Immunology and Cellular Physiology at Rockefeller University in New York. He has received board certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

About IPC Healthcare, Inc.

IPC Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM) is a leading national acute hospitalist and post-acute provider group practice company. IPC Healthcare's affiliated physicians and other clinical providers practice in over 400 hospitals and 1,700 post-acute care facilities. The Company offers its more than 1,900 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 Healthcare website at www.ipchealthcare.com.

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