IPC The Hospitalist Company Names New Executive Director for Colorado

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(Nasdaq: ) announced today that it has appointed John H. Cassin to the position of Executive Director for the Company’s Colorado region. In his new role, Cassin will be responsible for the operational supervision of IPC’s Colorado regional services for both acute and post-acute care business. Additionally, he will be responsible for delivering on IPC’s ongoing commitment to align its clinicians with the operational goals of client facilities and payers, while delivering high quality and cost-effective care to patients.

Cassin will report to Glenn Appelbaum, IPC’s Senior Vice President for Operations. Appelbaum commented, “John brings a track record of demonstrated healthcare management that will enable IPC to deliver on our commitment to continually add value to our hospital and post-acute care facility partners throughout the region. With John’s expertise and depth of knowledge of the Colorado healthcare market, we anticipate expanding our practice deeper throughout the region. We welcome John to this new position and look forward to his contributions as a senior member of our operations team.”

Bringing more than 30 years of experience in healthcare financial and strategic planning to IPC, Cassin most recently served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Sound Physicians. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO for Vail Valley Medical Center, and as Vice President, Strategic Development & Managed Care for the University of Colorado Hospital.

Cassin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York (SUNY). He earned his Master of Health Administration from the University of Colorado.

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 in over 400 hospitals and 1,100 other inpatient and post-acute care facilities. The Company offers its 1,800 dedicated clinicians 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 .