IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc., a North Hollywood national hospitalist group practice company, has acquired three related hospitalist practice groups: Omni Medical Diagnostics, PC, of Fall River, Mass.; Nexis Healthcare, Inc., of Taunton, Mass., and Park Medical Associates, LLC, of North Smithfield, R.I. The three practice groups have a combined annualized volume of approximately 65,000 patient encounters. Omni, Nexis and Park are all located in New England states where IPC already has an established presence.

“IPC provides us the financial, management and technology resources we need to maximize our growth opportunity and provide high quality care to the hospitals we serve. Given the increasing demands being placed on local practices by hospital systems, plus the uncertainties hospitalists face in today's healthcare environment, joining forces with IPC is the smart move for local practices such as ours,” said Dr. Scott Wilson, co-owner of the three practices, in a prepared statement.

R. Jeffrey Taylor, president and COO of IPC The Hospitalist Company, added, “We are very pleased that these three hospitalist groups have selected IPC as their practice partner. In this era of healthcare reform, smaller hospitalist groups increasingly view IPC as the right next step for growing their practices as they seek new ways to more fully engage and better align with their hospitals.”

Darlene Ricker