IPC the Hospitalist Co., a North Hollywood, Calif.-based provider of outsourced hospitalist services, has expanded its existing presence in the Houston area with the acquisition of Total InPatient Services, or TIPS.
TIPS is a physician-owned and -operated hospital practice based in Sugar Land, Texas. It was founded in 2007 by Dr. Mark Murray who will stay with the practice in a leadership role, according to a news release.
In late March, IPC acquired Preferred Hospitalists of Michigan, a Warren-based practice founded in 2011. Dr. Zarnab Sajjad, a practice founder, remained with the organization as practice group leader. Earlier that month, IPC also acquired the CAP Medical Group, a New Hartford, N.Y.-based organization founded in 2007.