IPC – The Hospitalist Company Recruits Leader for new Michigan Division

Life Science Partner recruits Skip Strauchman, leading healthcare consultant to hospitals in Detroit

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of  Alvin “Skip” Strauchman, a 30-year veteran of Michigan Healthcare, to become executive director for the new Michigan Region of IPC – The Hospitalist Company.  IPC, the nation’s leading hospitalist company, entered the state earlier this year through the acquisition of Michigan Hospitalists, a well-established practice of approximately 70 providers in the greater Detroit area.

In this role, Strauchman will be responsible for this rapidly growing market for the nation’s leading private practice hospitalist company.  IPC has taken a leadership role in the emergence of this new medical specialty – and today employs several hundred hospitalist specialists across the United States.

As executive director, Strauchman is responsible for IPC’s growth, development and ongoing operations in Michigan.  IPC physicians in Michigan currently have about 500 patient visits a day, seeing patients at 17 area hospitals plus several long-term assisted care facilities and nursing homes.

“Skip is an acknowledged leader in the field of healthcare delivery in the region,” noted Cindi Roberts, vice president, Life Science Partner.  “He is well known to the CEOs and physician leaders of the hospitals that IPC serves.”

Strauchman worked as an independent consultant, involved in strategic initiatives on behalf of both the Karmanos Cancer Institute and St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center, both in Detroit. Previously, he served in an administrative capacity for Bon Secours Cottage Health Services in Grosse Pointe and immediately prior served as president and chief executive officer of SinaiCare Physician Hospital Organization in Detroit.

Strauchman earned his BA at Oakland University, and his MA, Business Management at Central Michigan University.

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