June 12, 2014

Sound Physicians to lead Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics hospitalist program

Hospital seeks performance management infrastructure and leadership to support growing hospitalist team

Tacoma, Wash. – June 13, 2014 – Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization, announced an agreement to provide hospitalist services for Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics in Tyler, Texas. The inpatient management program will consist of 41 hospitalist physicians, most of which were previously employed by Trinity Clinic. Sound Physicians will also bring on-site operations leadership and hospitalist RN’s to help drive performance and has plans to build out its post-acute provider network and transitional care management program.

With six hospitals, 36 clinics and over 350 physicians and mid-level providers, Trinity Mother Frances has provided dedicated care for over 75 years to east Texas and has been ranked among the best in Texas by U.S. News & World Report. As a national leader in patient satisfaction, advanced technology and quality initiatives, Trinity Mother Frances is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating healthy lives for people and communities.

“Sound has been successful in delivering quality care at 16 other leading hospitals in Texas and seeing those results was one of the factors in selecting them to manage our hospitalist service at Trinity Mother Frances. We look forward to Sound integrating their high performance model and expertise into our system of care for the benefit of the patients and community,” said Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals, CEO, John McGreevy.

“This is a great opportunity to improve quality and lower the cost of care in the Tyler community, said Robert Bessler, MD, CEO of Sound Physicians. “With our innovative and tailored processes to address improvements in quality and patient experience, I am excited that we can contribute significant value to Trinity Mother Frances.”

Working with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect™ workflow and communication platform to drive improvements in inpatient care outcomes and communication and collaboration of the team. Sound Physicians will also apply its expertise in building strong physician leaders, revenue cycle management and a track record of physician recruiting success.

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