IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (IPC) is a provider of hospitalist services in the United States. Hospitalist medicine is organized around inpatient care, primarily delivered in acute care hospitals, and is focused on providing, managing and coordinating the care of hospitalized patients. As of December 31, 2012, the Company's over 1,410 affiliated hospitalists, including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide hospitalist solutions at over 350 hospitals and 810 other inpatient and post-acute care facilities primarily in 28 states. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had acquired 43 practice groups. In February 2013, the Company acquired Internal Medicine Consultants, P.A. In March 2013, it acquired two closely related hospitalist practices in the Wichita, Kansas area: Kansas Inpatient Services, LLC and Kansas Long Term Care Physicians, LLC.