June 14, 2013

Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services at Community Memorial Healthcenter

Leading Hospitalist Organization Expands Services in Virginia

Tacoma, Wash. – June 14, 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 Community Memorial Healthcenter in South Hill, Va.

Community Memorial Healthcenter is a 260-bed hospital delivering acute care, long-term care, home health and hospice services to Southern Virginia and parts of North Carolina. Sound Physicians will provide comprehensive hospitalist services at Community Memorial Healthcenter, which is the second hospital in Virginia that Sound Physicians has partnered with in the last few months.

Dr. Robert Bessler, CEO of Sound Physicians, said, “We share Community Memorial Healthcenter’s mission of providing excellence in the delivery of healthcare. We look forward to partnering with the community to improve care, with our focus on driving performance using our national, regional and local leadership model. We will combine our people with our technology, process and training to help ensure great care is provided in the future.”

“Sound Physicians was our partner of choice because of their recruitment expertise and focus on providing excellent services to patients and community providers,” said Scott Burnette, CEO of Community Memorial Healthcenter. “We look forward to working with them and pursuing our vision of continuous improvement in all that we do.”

Working with Community Memorial Healthcenter’s leadership team, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect™ workflow and informatics platform and processes to drive improvements in inpatient care outcomes, as well as 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.

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