November 7, 2013

Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services at Covenant Medical Center

Hospitalist Organization Assumes Leadership of 21-Member Team

Tacoma, Wash. – Nov. 7, 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 for Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, TX.

Sound Physicians will assume employment and management of the existing hospital-employed hospitalist program and begin providing comprehensive hospitalist services at Covenant Medical Center in February 2014. The 21-member hospitalist team will include 13 physicians, six mid-level providers and two nurses. Covenant Medical Center is an 868-bed hospital that is part of Covenant Health System, the largest health system in the region.

“We are excited to partner with Covenant Medical Center and support its commitment to clinical excellence,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., CEO of Sound Physicians. “We look forward to providing the right infrastructure, evidence-based processes and leadership to deliver the highest quality of care.”

Troy Thibodeaux, CEO of Covenant Health System, added, “We chose Sound Physicians because of their proven track record of putting the right tools and resources in place to improve the quality of inpatient care. We are confident their expertise and leadership will enhance our current program and deliver the best clinical and financial outcomes for patients and community.”

Working with Covenant Medical Center’s leadership team, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect™ workflow and communications 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 hospitalist practices, including strong physician leadership, revenue cycle management and a track record of physician recruiting success.

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