IPC acquires hospitalist

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Post-acute provider and hospitalist staffing firm IPC Healthcare has acquired Chicago-based Hospital Medicine Consultants LLC, the companies announced in late October.

The deal will meet the demand for more highly coordinated care, the company said in a press release, and boost IPC's presence in the area, executives said.

It will “give us an improved capability to service both the acute and post-discharge needs of patients in the market,” said R. Jeffrey Taylor, president and COO of IPC Healthcare.