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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (IPCM), a leading national hospital medicine and post-acute physician group practice company, announced today that it has added two practices to its established presence in the state of Florida. This includes Eddin Medical Services, a post-acute practice in the Daytona Beach area; and TriCounty Hospitalists, an acute care practice in the Orlando area.

"These two practices strengthen our long-standing presence in Florida," said R. Jeffrey Taylor, president and COO of IPC. "We are looking forward to expanding our services in the greater Daytona and Orlando markets and further strengthening our commitment to providing exceptional patient care in Florida."

Dr. Husam Eddin, founder of Eddin Medical Services, and Dr. Shahid Sharif, founder of TriCounty Hospitalists, will continue to provide leadership to their practices under IPC.

The patient encounters for the two practices are estimated at approximately 31,000 on a combined annualized basis.

About IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.

IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. 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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