November 3, 2015

Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services for Natividad Medical Center

Leading health care organization partners with California hospital to improve quality, reduce cost of care

TACOMA, WA, November 3, 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 Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA. Natividad Medical Center is a 172-bed acute care hospital owned and operated by Monterey County.

The hospital is a Level II Trauma Center and the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast, through its affiliation with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Sound Physicians will recruit a team of five engaged hospitalist physicians, including a chief hospitalist, as well as a hospitalist nurse, focused on driving performance improvements and patient experience with the team.

“Natividad Medical Center shares many of our goals including optimal patient satisfaction, improved quality outcomes, and a lowered cost of care,” said Robert Bessler, M.D, Chief Executive Officer of Sound Physicians. “We look forward to partnering with Natividad Medical Center to achieve this vision.”

Gary Gray, D.O., Chief Executive Officer of Natividad Medical Center, said, “Hospitalists are on-site in the hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days per year and are able to provide immediate care for patients with a diverse range of needs. We chose to partner with Sound Physicians because of their outstanding reputation and our shared commitment to providing excellent quality care to each of our patients.”

Working with Natividad Medical Center, 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 in improving quality and lowering the cost of care for patients in the communities it serves.


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