IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), the leading national hospitalist physician group practice company, announced that CEO and Chairman, Adam Singer, M.D., has received the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) “Physician Executive of the Year” award for 2010.

“Dr. Singer exemplifies both the leadership and drive we look for when presenting this award,” said Alan D. Winkler, FACMPE, 2010 MGMA-ACMPE Honors Committee Chair and 2010 ACMPE Vice Chair. “This award provides recognition for his exceptional contributions to medical group practices that come from dedication, experience, hard work, and talent.”

Dr. Singer, who is the first hospital medicine physician to be honored, was presented the award at the MGMA Annual Conference in New Orleans on October 26, 2010. The award recognizes a physician executive in a medical group practice who has exhibited outstanding leadership to achieve exceptional performance in the delivery of healthcare in his or her practice and community through personal example and collaborative team management.

“I’m honored to receive the 'Physician Executive of the Year' award from the MGMA,” said Dr. Singer. “This recognition is a milestone not only for me and for IPC, but also recognition that hospital medicine has become a central player in the rapidly evolving U.S. healthcare system. At IPC, we’ve demonstrated that an independent physician practice can be an invaluable partner to the hospital and still maintain the highest standards of quality cost effective inpatient care.”

About IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.

IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM) is a leading physician group practice company focused on the delivery of hospitalist medicine and related facility-based services. IPC's physicians and affiliated providers practice exclusively in hospitals or other inpatient facilities, including acute, sub-acute and long-term care settings. The Company offers its providers the comprehensive training, information technology, and management support systems necessary 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.hospitalist.com.

About Medical Group Management Association

MGMA is the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. Since 1926, MGMA has delivered networking, professional education and resources, and political advocacy for medical practice management. Today, MGMA's 21,500 members lead 13,700 organizations nationwide in which some 275,000 physicians provide more than 40 percent of the healthcare services delivered in the United States.

About American College of Medical Practice Executives

Founded in 1956, ACMPE is the standard setting and certification organization of MGMA. Through ACMPE, medical group managers can earn the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) designation and go on to earn the highest distinction of Fellow in the ACMPE (FACMPE). ACMPE members belong to a network of management professionals dedicated to becoming the best in medical practice management by combining experience, learning and professional certification.

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