March 31, 2015

Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services for CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Leading healthcare organization partners with CHRISTUS Health hospital to improve quality, reduce cost of care.

Tacoma, WA – March 31, 2015– Sound Physicians, a health care organization focused on improving quality and lowering cost throughout the acute episode of care, announced today an agreement to provide hospitalist services for CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, NM. CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is a 200-bed acute care hospital serving seven counties throughout New Mexico. More than 52,000 patients visit CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center each year for specialties spanning from neurosurgery, orthopedics, trauma, urology, women’s services, general surgery, heart and vascular care, and more. CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is equally operated by CHRISTUS Health and SVHsupport. This is the eighth CHRISTUS Health hospital that Sound Physicians has partnered with; the others are located throughout Texas and Louisiana.

“We are excited to expand our services within the CHRISTUS Health system to New Mexico,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Sound Physicians. “We will continue to focus on driving performance management and high-quality care as we do at our other CHRISTUS Health partners.”

Sound Physicians will lead a hospital-employed team of physicians at the hospital, introducing its SoundConnect workflow and communication platform to drive improvement in outcomes and foster effective communication as it fulfills its vision of being the leader in improving quality and lowering the cost of care for patients in the communities it serves.


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