March 20, 2014

Sound Physicians’ Rebecca Anderson earns Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation

Tacoma, Wash. – March 20, 2014 – Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, is pleased to announce that Rebecca Anderson, MD, Chief Hospitalist at Community Medical Center in Missoula, MT, has earned the Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) designation from the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM).

The 2014 class of SFHM designees represents hospital medicine’s most experienced leaders – those who earn the SFHM designations have demonstrated a commitment to hospital medicine, system change, and quality improvement principles. To be designated as a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine, an applicant must:

  • Serve as a hospitalist for at least five years,
  • Be a member of SHM for at least five years, and
  • Demonstrate their dedication to quality and process improvement and commitment to organizational teamwork, leadership and lifelong learning.

“Dr. Anderson exudes the innovation and experience that makes hospital medicine such a vital and visionary medical specialty,” said Scott Sears, MD, FACP, Chief Clinical Officer with Sound Physicians. “We are fortunate to have a leader like Dr. Anderson continually striving to improve care for our patients.”

Rebecca Anderson will be inducted into the 2014 class of Senior Fellows at the SHM annual meeting in Las Vegas on March 25.

About SHM

Representing the fastest growing specialty in modern healthcare, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the leading medical society for more than 31,000 hospitalists and their patients. SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients and overall excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through quality improvement, education, advocacy and research.

Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists decrease patient lengths of stay, reduce hospital costs and readmission rates and increase patient satisfaction. For more information about SHM, visit

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