March 22, 2013
Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services at Broward Health
Leading Hospitalist Organization Expands in Florida
Tacoma, Wash. – March 22, 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 at two Broward Health facilities: Broward Health Coral Springs and Broward Health Imperial Point.
Sound Physicians will provide comprehensive hospitalist services to the 200-bed Broward Health Coral Springs in Coral Springs, Fla., and the 204-bed Broward Health Imperial Point in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. To start, Sound Physicians will recruit and retain a team of 14 hospitalist physicians between the two hospitals.
“We look forward to further expanding our presence in Florida and building a lasting relationship with Broward Health,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., chief executive officer of Sound Physicians. “We will be focused on partnering with Broward Health to improve the patient experience, improve efficiency and continue the history of delivering high-quality care for patients in both of these communities.”
Paul Echelard, chief operating officer at Broward Health, stated, “We chose Sound Physicians because of its focus on quality and strong reputation as the practice of choice for hospitalist physicians.”
Working with Broward Health, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect™ workflow and informatics platform to drive improvements to inpatient care outcomes and financial performance. Sound Physicians will also apply its expertise in building high-performing hospital practices, including strong physician leadership, revenue cycle management and a track record of physician recruiting success.