February 21, 2013

Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

Leading Hospitalist Organization Now Serves Trinity Health Hospitals across Four States

Tacoma, Wash. – Feb 21, 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 Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind.

Sound Physicians will provide comprehensive hospitalist program services to the 254-bed hospital, taking over what had previously been a hospital-employed hospitalist program. In addition, the team will also support an area long-term acute care hospital. With the addition of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Sound Physicians now serves Trinity Health hospitals in Idaho, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Mich., is the fourth largest Catholic healthcare system in the country.

“We look forward to bringing our performance management expertise to the hospitalist program at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center,” said Robert Bessler, M.D., chief executive officer of Sound Physicians. “Together we can make a meaningful difference for the patients and community providers by delivering on our core deliverables of improving quality, satisfaction and efficiency.”

Working with Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect™ workflow and informatics platform to drive improvements to inpatient care outcomes and 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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