April 29, 2015
Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services for Mercy Medical Center North Iowa
Leading healthcare organization partners with its fifth Iowa hospital, seventh Trinity Health program
Tacoma, WA – April 29, 2015– Sound Physicians, a healthcare organization focused on improving quality and lowering cost throughout the acute episode of care, announced today an agreement to provide hospitalist services for Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, IA. Mercy Medical Center North Iowa is a 346-bed hospital offering comprehensive healthcare services for people throughout northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. The medical center is part of Mercy Health Network and Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional healthcare delivery systems in the nation. This is Sound Physicians’ seventh Trinity Health hospital partner, with others in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
“We are proud to partner with Mercy Medical Center North Iowa,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Sound Physicians. “We have been longstanding partners of Trinity Health hospitals and we are looking forward to expanding our services and offering high-quality care within this region.”
Sound Physicians will recruit and manage a team of nine physicians at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. Working with hospital leadership, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect™ workflow and communication platform to drive improvement in outcomes and foster effective communication 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.