San Antonio Physician First to Receive New Accolade
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), a leading national physician group practice company, announced today that Timothy Osonma, M.D. has been presented with the IPC Hospitalist of the Year Award for 2008. The award was given to Dr. Osonma at a dinner on February 25th in San Antonio, TX, where he practices. Selected by the senior management team, the award includes an honorarium to Dr. Osonma. Additionally, IPC will make a $2,500 donation to the Methodist Healthcare Ministries in San Antonio, a charity designated by Dr. Osonma.
Adam Singer, M.D., Chairman and CEO, said, "Tim was selected from a field of over a thousand providers that are employed by or affiliated with IPC. It is clear to all at IPC that Tim embodies the highest standards of excellence in hospitalist medicine, which, in a word, is leadership. The practice of hospitalist medicine continues to make great strides as exemplified by Dr. Osonma's ability to lead practice groups and provide high quality inpatient care to hospital patients. At IPC, we are striving to improve the delivery of hospitalist medicine, and are fortunate to have Tim help lead us in that direction."
John Geanes, IPC's Executive Director for the San Antonio region, commented, "Dr. Osonma's practice group is as well managed and effective a hospitalist practice as I have ever seen. Tim is consistently admired by his fellow hospitalists, the hospital's medical and executive staff, and most importantly, his patients. As an organization, we are fortunate to have many outstanding hospitalists at IPC, but none could be more deserving of this award as Tim."
Born in Nigeria, Dr. Osonma completed his postgraduate training at Columbia University's College o
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