November 13, 2013

Sound Physicians Acquires Certain Assets of Inpatient Care Unified, Inc.

Organization Expands Hospital Medicine Presence in Ohio through Acquisition

Tacoma, Wash. – Nov. 13, 2013 – Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in the quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced today an acquisition of certain assets of Inpatient Care Unified, Inc., in Northeast Ohio. Hospitalists and mid-level providers from Inpatient Care Unified, Inc., will join Sound Physicians and continue to provide care at two hospitals: Akron General Medical Center and Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

Between the two hospitals, Sound Physicians will support a team of providers with its SoundConnect™ workflow and communications platform and processes to drive improvements in inpatient care outcomes. In addition, Sound Physicians, a physician-founded and led organization, will also provide hospitalist team leadership, evidence-based workflows, tools and infrastructure.

“We are looking forward to expanding our services in the Akron and Cleveland communities,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., CEO of Sound Physicians. “This is a great opportunity to further strengthen our commitment to providing exceptional patient care in Ohio.”

Hassan Malik, M.D., medical director of Inpatient Care Unified, Inc., and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Akron General Medical Center, added, “Sound Physicians shares our mission of delivering high-quality care to the communities we serve. Our physicians will benefit greatly from the tools and resources Sound Physicians has to offer.”

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