IPC The Hospitalist Company, established in 1995, is a publicly traded provider of health-related services. It provides medical care services for hospitalized patients in coordination with primary care physicians and specialists. The company offers training, information technology and management support systems to meet the needs of patients. It manages a staff of more than 1,000 employees, as well as serves over 400 health care facilities. IPC The Hospitalist Company serves nearly 2.5 million patients annually in approximately 25 U.S. states. It provides medical services for more than 1,000 health plans and expends over $1 billion annually. The company additionally utilizes IPC-Link, a proprietary clinical communication technology for supporting a range of clinical programs.