July 1, 2016
Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services with Alameda Health System’s San Leandro Hospital
Leading healthcare organization partners with California hospital to improve quality, reduce cost of care
Tacoma, Wash. – July 01, 2016– Sound Physicians, a healthcare organization focused on improving quality and lowering cost throughout the acute episode of care, announced today an agreement to provide hospitalist services for San Leandro Hospital. Alameda Health System is a leading public healthcare provider and medical training institution recognized for its world-class patient- and family-centered care. Founded in 1960, San Leandro Hospital is a one of their community hospitals, providing a full range of medical services to a population of nearly 265,000 people in San Leandro, California and the surrounding communities.
“We sought a partner with hospitalist management expertise that would support our doctors in the delivery of exceptional care for patients in our hospital,” said Chief Administrative Officer James E.T. Jackson. “Sound Physicians brings resources to drive improvement in clinical outcomes while lowering the cost of care for patients served by our hospital.”
Sound Physicians will employ a team of hospitalist physicians, including a chief hospitalist, as well as a hospitalist nurse, focused on driving performance improvements and patient satisfaction efforts. Collaborating with the leadership of San Leandro Hospital, including Medical Staff, Sound Physicians will implement a proven quality performance model designed to improve quality, satisfaction, and financial performance for the hospital.
“We’re proud to partner with San Leandro Hospital,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., chief executive officer for Sound Physicians. “We’re looking forward to providing high-quality care for patients in this community through engaged clinicians and our performance management expertise. Sound now provides care to more than 20 hospital partners with more than 250 providers and operational colleagues in California. We believe this growth is driven by our ability to drive reproducible results that benefit our patients, partner hospitals, and providers in the communities we serve.”