Founded by physicians in 1995, IPC has grown to become the nations leading private practice hospitalist company. IPCs physicians, support staff, operations, and technology are all focused on driving the health care delivery system towards better, more efficient and more patient-friendly inpatient care. IPC has taken a leadership role in the emergence of this new medical specialty and today employs several hundred hospitalist specialists across the U.S. Collectively, IPCs physicians work with more than 12,000 referring physicians and over 1,000 health plans to manage more than $1 billion in healthcare expenditures annually. Through IPCs vision and leadership the role of the hospitalist in private practice has also become more defined, to the benefit of everyone involved in the chain of hospital care referring physicians; hospitals; managed care organizations; and most importantly, patients.