August 29, 2013

Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services for Abrazo Health Care in Phoenix, AZ

Leading Hospitalist Organization Expands Services in Arizona

Tacoma, Wash. – April 29, 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 services for four Phoenix hospitals in the Abrazo Health Care system.

Abrazo Health Care operates six acute care hospitals in Phoenix, four of which Sound Physicians will now provide comprehensive hospitalist services for. The hospitals include: Maryvale Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, and West Valley Hospital. Sound Physicians will employ 39 experienced hospitalist physicians between the four hospitals.

Robert Bessler, MD, CEO of Sound Physicians, said, “We are proud to partner with Abrazo Health Care. They are a leader in the market and share our focus on driving performance to improve quality, while reducing the overall cost of care. Our established, local leadership is already working closely with each hospital to ensure we provide the optimal experience for patients in Phoenix.”

Working with Abrazo Health Care across four Phoenix hospitals, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect™ workflow and communications platform and processes to drive improvements in inpatient care outcomes, as well as financial performance.

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