March 30, 2015
Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services for Frederick Memorial Hospital
Leading healthcare organization partners with Frederick Memorial to improve quality, reduce cost of care.
Tacoma, Wash. – March 30, 2015 – Sound Physicians, a healthcare organization focused on improving quality and lowering cost throughout the acute episode of care, announced an agreement to provide hospitalist services for Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD. Frederick Memorial Hospital is a 298-bed, state-of-the-art healthcare facility with one of the busiest emergency departments in the state of Maryland. The hospitalist team that was employed by the hospital retained and transitioned 22 full-time hospitalist physicians as part of the agreement with Sound Physicians.
“We’re excited to partner with Frederick Memorial to support its mission of providing quality healthcare in a caring, cost-efficient, safe and convenient manner,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Sound Physicians. “We are committed to leveraging our performance management expertise and are well-positioned to drive efficiency, satisfaction, and savings for the hospital with the new pay-for-performance reimbursement model opportunities in the Maryland market.”
Working with Frederick Memorial, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect™ workflow and communication platform to drive improvement in outcomes and foster effective collaboration as it fulfills its vision of being the leader at improving quality and lowering the cost of care for patients in the communities it serves.