Photo Release -- IPC Healthcare Names New Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IPC Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPCM), a leading national acute hospitalist and post-acute provider organization, announced today that it has appointed Beth Hawley, SFHM, MBA, FACHE to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.

Beth Hawley, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

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"Beth is a very experienced healthcare executive who brings unique leadership skills to IPC," said CEO Adam Singer, M.D. "She has significant depth of knowledge in hospital medicine practice management, performance outcomes management, and innovation in building physician-hospital partnerships. We are excited to welcome Beth to our executive leadership team and look forward to her contributions in our ongoing efforts to lead the way in improving healthcare across the acute and post-acute continuum."

Commenting on her new position, Hawley said, "I am thrilled to join IPC, which is a well-known pioneer in the hospital medicine sector and renowned for driving innovation in both acute and post-acute care. IPC has a solid, proven, and flexible care delivery model and is very well positioned to meet the ongoing challenges of healthcare reform."

Hawley joined the hospital medicine company Cogent Healthcare in 1999, where she most recently served as its Chief Customer Experience Officer. During her tenure with Cogent, she served in numerous capacities including Senior Vice President of Operations, where she was responsible for all program operations and customer account management, as well as leading Cogent's innovation initiatives, including the Bundled Payment Care Improvement (BPCI) effort.

Hawley holds a BS from Drexel University and earned her MBA in healthcare administration from Eastern University. She also received a Certificate in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania and a Green Belt in Six Sigma Certification from Villanova University. She serves on the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Performance, Measurement and Reporting Committee (PMRC). Hawley is also a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

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

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