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Knoxville, Tenn.-based TeamHealth Holdings Inc. has announced the acquisition of the operations of Integrity Hospitalists Group LLC (IHG). IHG has been providing hospital medicine services at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn., for the past four years. Physicians affiliated with IHG provide the general medical care of hospitalized patients who do not have an assigned PCP, or whose PCP has chosen to transfer care during their patients’ inpatient stay. TeamHealth Hospital Medicine has begun providing services for this 24/7 HM program, which manages about 10,000 patient encounters a year. Alexander Badru, MD, and Anthony Efobi, MD, have been providing inpatient services for University Medical Center since April 2007, and will continue in their roles with TeamHealth.

IPC: The Hospitalist Company Inc. has acquired five small practices in several of the company’s existing markets. The practices include: Lake Hospitalists Inc. in Leesburg, Fla.; the practice of Babar Sanaullah, MD, PLC, in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Comprehensive Wound Care Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz.; the practice of Ed Soumi, MD, PC, in Las Vegas; and the practice of Elliott I. Greenspan, DO, PC, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The five practices have a combined total of about 43,000 encounters a year.

IPC: The Hospitalist Company Inc. also has announced a management transition as part of its chief financial officer succession plan. Richard H. Kline has joined IPC as CFO; the company’s longtime CFO, Devra G. Shapiro, will become its chief administrative officer.

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