May 2, 2013

Sound Physicians Partners with Community Memorial Health System to Host Session at HASC 2013 Annual Meeting

Leading Hospitalist Organization Presents “Engaging Physicians to Lead Patient Experience Improvement”

Tacoma, Wash. – May 2, 2013 – Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, will be presenting at the Hospital Association of Southern California’s 2013 Annual Meeting. Gary Wilde, president and CEO of Community Memorial Health System, will join Sound Physicians’ Mark Rudolph, MD, VP of patient experience and physician development, for the session, entitled, “Engaging Physicians to Lead Patient Experience Improvement.”

They will discuss the importance of engaging physicians to lead efforts to improve the patient experience and HCAHPS scores. The presentation will also provide practical suggestions and recommendations to achieve results, including conveying the rationale for pursuing improvement, tools and training to support physicians, and the use of feedback and data to influence behavior.

“I am excited to join Dr. Rudolph for this session on one of the most critical issues facing hospital leaders today,” said Wilde. “Sound Physicians’ hospitalists have been leaders in our hospital and completely aligned with us as we pursue our goal of providing the best possible experience for our patients in terms of both satisfaction and outcomes.”

Sound Physicians provides comprehensive hospitalist services at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, Calif. This year’s meeting takes place in Dana Point, Calif., from May 8-10, 2013. Attendees can join Sound Physicians and Community Memorial Health System for their session on May 9, 2013, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. This year’s HASC conference is expected to draw more than 200 health care leaders from Southern California.

About Community Memorial Health System

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 11 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

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