IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), a leading national hospitalist group practice company, announced today that Jerome Wilborn, M.D., an IPC post-acute hospitalist, was named one of the 2012 Top Hospitalists in the nation by ACP Hospitalist, a publication of the American College of Physicians. He was recognized in the November 2012 issue of the publication.
Dr. Wilborn serves as National Medical Director of Post-Acute Services for IPC. A 20-year veteran of facility-based inpatient care, he was one of the first hospitalists to systematically institute the practice of hospital medicine in post-acute care settings such as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.
“We are very proud that Dr. Wilborn has been honored by ACP Hospitalist as one of the country’s eminent hospitalists,” said Adam Singer, M.D., chairman and CEO of IPC. “A pioneer in the development of management practices in post-acute care settings, Dr. Wilborn is in the vanguard of IPC hospitalists delivering to post-acute facilities the same level of commitment to high-quality care that we do for acute care hospitals. With healthcare reform highlighting the need to provide a true continuum of care across all facility types, Dr. Wilborn demonstrates leadership in one of the most important trends in healthcare today.”
In November 2012 Dr. Wilborn completed the IPC-UCSF Fellowship for Hospitalist Leaders. A unique partnership between IPC and the University of California, San Francisco Division of Hospital Medicine, the Fellowship is an intensive one-year training and education program designed to develop hospitalist leadership skills, with the goal of improving the quality of patient care and the efficiency of the healthcare delivery system.
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 manage the care of patients in coordination with primary care physicians and specialists. 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.