IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), announced today that it has appointed Tony Rino to the newly created position of Executive Director for the New England region. In his new role, Rino will be responsible for operational supervision of IPC’s hospitalist services throughout the New England states, both in acute and post-acute facilities. Rino will be responsible for delivering on IPC’s ongoing commitment to align its physicians with the operational goals of the facilities while delivering high quality and cost-effective care to their patients. He will report to Glenn Appelbaum, IPC’s Senior Vice President for Operations. R. Jeffrey Taylor, IPC’s president and COO, commented, “IPC has experienced rapid growth in New England since we entered the region in 2008. We believe this market holds a great deal of potential for IPC, and anticipate expanding our practice throughout the region. In order to continue to provide superior value and management talent to our clients we appointed Tony to this newly created position. He brings a track record of demonstrated strong operational performance and will bring a proactive style of leadership grounded in his deep experience with New England hospitals.” “We believe that Tony’s track record in operations management will bring valuable experience to IPC’s clients in the acute care hospitals and post-acute facilities we serve,” added Appelbaum. “With Tony in his new position we will have in place the needed leadership to support a larger presence as we continue to grow in the New England states. We welcome Tony to this new position and look forward to his contributions as a senior member of our operations team.” Rino joins IPC from his most recent position as Vice President of Physician Services for the Vanguard Health Systems, a national hospital company of 30 facilities. Prior to that position, he was Senior Director for Medical Group Operations at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, where he oversaw a multi-specialty group of 700 physicians. Rino has also held management positions at Deaconess-Nashoba Hospital and Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed his Masters degree in Healthcare Administration at Framingham State University.