February 11, 2014

Sound Physicians Announces Chief Clinical Officer, Scott Sears, M.D.

Leading hospitalist organization establishes position focused on clinical outcomes, physician development.

Tacoma, Wash. – Feb. 11, 2014 – Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, appointed Scott Sears, M.D., FACP, as its chief clinical officer.

As chief clinical officer, Dr. Sears is responsible for clinical outcomes, clinical and physician policies, and physician training and development. Dr. Sears works directly with J.D. Fitz, M.D., FACP, senior vice president of physician development, and Mark Rudolph, M.D., SFHM, vice president of physician development for physician development initiatives.

“We are committed to delivering the best clinical outcomes and physician development in the industry,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., CEO of Sound Physicians. “This position enables Sound Physicians to hone its performance management expertise even further and fulfill our mission of improving the quality of care for the patients we serve. Now, with Dr. Sears bringing his exemplary leadership to this role, we will advance to the next level of clinical quality improvements at more than 100 hospitals where Sound Physicians hospitalists work nationwide.”

Previously, Dr. Sears served as Sound Physicians’ regional chief medical officer, where he provided organizational leadership, clinical operations and hospitalist program development for Sound Physicians’ hospitalist practices in Washington, Montana, Alaska and Nevada. Dr. Sears also served as a faculty member of the American College of Physicians’ National Quality Improvement Project, where he was responsible for aiding physicians across the country in developing and implementing quality improvement projects. Dr. Sears completed his medical degree, residency, and chief residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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