IPC The Hospitalist Company is one of the leading private practice hospitalist companies in the United States. Founded by physicians in 1995, it owns and provides management services to hospitalist practices in more than 300 facilities in over 15 states. The company employs approximately 900 employees and nearly 600 physicians. IPC The Hospitalist Company provides services to more than 1,700,000 patients per year. In addition, it offers various corporate services, such as billing and collections, provider recruitment, marketing, and training and education. The company utilizes IPC-Link information technology, which is a physician-driven, hospital-specific solution to support inpatient care and medical and nursing staff members. Headquartered in North Hollywood, Calif., IPC The Hospitalist Company provides hospitalist services in Houston.