BJC HealthCare Chief Medical Officer/IPC Healthcare Physician Named a Top Hospitalist for 2015

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IPC Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), a leading national acute hospitalist and post-acute provider organization, in coordination with BJC HealthCare, announced today that Felipe Orellana, M.D. was named by ACP Hospitalist, a publication of the American College of Physicians, as one of the Top Ten Hospitalists in the nation. Dr. Orellana was profiled in the publication’s November 2015 Top Hospitalists issue.

IPC Practice Group Leader, Felipe Orellana, M.D. Honored by ACP Hospitalist

Dr. Orellana, who has been with IPC Healthcare for nearly 12 years, practices hospitalist medicine at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, a community hospital that is part of BJC HealthCare, one of the largest non-profit healthcare organizations in the country. In addition to serving as IPC’s Practice Group Leader, Dr. Orellana is the Chief Medical Officer for the hospital. Previous positions he held in the hospital were the Chief of Medicine and the Chief of Staff. He also plays key roles, including chairperson, for numerous committees and appointments in the medical staff.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Dr. Orellana and IPC Healthcare,” said Larry Tracy, president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. “Their dedication and expertise in improving patient care within the acute and post-acute continuum provides us with the unique ability to manage patients in a population health model. As an additional value to our patients, IPC’s clinicians are experts in clinical processes and delivering high-quality, compassionate outcomes. Under Dr. Orellana’s leadership, his team of hospitalists at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital have consistently been rated the highest on internal medical staff surveys where hospital services are rated. Additionally, surveys conducted by Professional Research Consultants (PRC) show that for the past five years, the practice has scored in the top 10th percentile nationally in Physician Satisfaction scores.”

“This is a well-deserved honor for Dr. Orellana and we are very proud that he has been honored by ACP Hospitalist as one of the country’s preeminent hospitalists,” said Adam Singer, M.D., chairman and CEO of IPC Healthcare. “Along with his demonstrated clinical expertise, he exemplifies IPC’s core values of leadership, teamwork and professionalism. He also works diligently to represent our commitment to physician-facility alignment, while providing a continuum of care across all facility types and delivering the highest quality patient care.”

About Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, the Breast Health and Women’s Center, the Cardiology Center and the Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center. The hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Level II Stroke Center. Known for its community partnerships, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital has been a leader in St. Charles County for more than 30 years and is frequently cited as a top-performing hospital in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in Missouri by national publications.

About IPC Healthcare, Inc.
IPC Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM) is a leading national acute hospitalist and post-acute provider group practice company. IPC Healthcare’s affiliated physicians and other clinical providers practice in approximately 400 hospitals and 2,000 post-acute care facilities. The Company offers its more than 2,000 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 Healthcare website at http://www.ipchealthcare.com
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