December 8, 2017

Sound Physicians Adds Services to Hospitals in the SSM Health System

Leading healthcare organization expands its partnership with SSM Health System

Tacoma, Wash. – December 8, 2017 – Sound Physicians, a leading healthcare organization focused on improving quality and lowering cost throughout the acute episode of care, today announced they are providing critical care and hospital medicine services at SSM Health DePaul Hospital, hospital medicine services to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and continuing to provide critical care services for SSM Health St. Clare Hospital. These hospitals are a part of SSM Health, which is a faith-based hospital system in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. SSM Health works to uphold their values of compassion, respect, excellence, stewardship, and community when caring for their patients.

“In July of 2017, Sound Physicians became SSM Health DePaul Hospital’s provider for both the critical care and hospitalist medicine programs, as well as SSM St. Mary’s Hospital’s hospitalist program. We have been impressed with their efficiency and professionalism of establishing Sound Physicians’ infrastructure that supports providers and implementing processes to drive improved outcomes,” said Rajiv Patel, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs for SSM Health DePaul Hospital.

Sound Physicians’ hospital medicine programs employ a team of 48 hospitalists and 16 advanced practice providers. Its critical care programs employ 14 critical care physicians and two advanced practice providers. Collaborating with regional leadership, Sound Physicians is focused on improving quality, satisfaction, and financial performance for the hospitals through a unique focus on developing leaders and engaged providers and a proven performance management model.

“We are excited for this expanded partnership with SSM Health and are impressed with the great care provided at these hospitals,” noted Robert Bessler, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Sound Physicians. “With Sound’s tools, resources, and professional development, we are enhancing the career for physicians and advanced practice providers and focusing on improving quality and lowering the cost of healthcare in the communities we serve.”


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