National acute hospitalist and post-acute provider IPC Healthcare, Inc. of North Hollywood, California recently purchased Chicago-based Hospital Medicine Consultants LLC.
"We are excited to have Hospital Medicine Consultants join an organization that will help their practice to continue to grow and adapt to the changes occurring in markets across the country in both acute and post-acute care," IPC's Chicago executive director Jennifer Miraglia said. "It is increasingly difficult for independent groups to meet all of the new demands of value-based and more highly coordinated care. The unique combination of infrastructure, specialized expertise, and breadth of experience that IPC brings to its clinicians, offers a support system that is unequaled by other clinician management organizations."
R. Jeffrey Taylor, IPC's president and COO, believes the acquisition will boost IPC's presence in Chicago's northwestern suburbs and expand its capability to service both the acute and post-discharge needs of patients in the market.
"Hospital Medicine Consultants is an impressive organization that has built a loyal customer base by providing high quality care and superior service, and we are pleased to welcome the group's clinicians to our IPC family," he said.