May 28, 2014

Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services for Arizona Heart Hospital

Leading hospitalist organization partners with another Abrazo Health hospital to improve quality, reduce cost of care

Tacoma, Wash. – May 28, 2014 – Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist group focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced today an agreement to provide hospitalist services for Arizona Heart Hospital. Arizona Heart Hospital, a campus of Phoenix Baptist Hospital and part of Abrazo Health for the past 13 years, is a 59-bed facility providing full service acute care and has been recognized as the area’s leading hospital for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

“We chose to bring Sound Physicians on at Arizona Heart since they have been successful in delivering high-quality care at four of our other hospitals in this community – we are excited to bring Sound’s high performance model to our hospital,” said Arizona Heart’s President, Stephen Harris.

Robert Bessler, M.D., chief executive officer of Sound Physicians added, “We look forward to joining forces with another Abrazo Health hospital. We are confident that with Sound’s focus on performance improvement and leadership, Arizona Heart’s patients and the community will benefit greatly.”

Working with Arizona Heart leadership, Sound Physicians will also introduce its SoundConnect2.0™ workflow and communications platform and proven processes, designed to drive improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance.

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