February 28, 2013

Sentara Obici Hospital Selects Sound Physicians to Manage Hospitalist Program

Leading Hospitalist Organization Provides Management Services to Virginia Hospital Within Sentara Healthcare

TACOMA, Wash., – Feb. 28, 2013 – Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced today an agreement to provide hospitalist management services to Sentara Obici Hospital’s hospitalist program.

Sound Physicians will provide hospitalist management services to Sentara Medical Group at the 168-bed facility in Suffolk, Va. later this year. The hospital, medical staff and hospitalist team will benefit from the tools, processes and technology Sound Physicians has created to develop hospitalist physicians and drive inpatient performance

“We’re excited to partner with Sentara Healthcare and support its mission of improving health every day,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., CEO of Sound Physicians. “We look forward to leveraging our performance management expertise and strong physician leadership to drive improvements in quality, efficiency and satisfaction.”

Steve Julian, M.D., President of Sentara Obici Hospital, said “We chose to partner with Sound Physicians for their hospitalist management experience, regional leadership depth and proven track record of establishing high-performing teams that serve the needs of patients, the hospital and providers in the community.”

Working with Sentara Medical Group and Sentara Obici Hospital, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect™ workflow and informatics platform to drive improvements in inpatient care outcomes and financial performance. Sound Physicians will also apply its expertise in building high-performing hospital practices, including strong physician leadership, revenue cycle management and a track record of physician recruiting success.

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