July 17, 2019
Sound Physicians Welcomes Brendan McNamara as Chief Executive Officer of Telemedicine
Expanding Commitment to Sound Telemedicine Service Offering
Tacoma, WA – July 17, 2019 – Sound Physicians announced that Brendan McNamara has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer for Sound Telemedicine. In this role, he will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of Sound Telemedicine, ensuring delivery on Sound Physicians’ commitment to superior value-based outcomes for patients, hospital partners, and payers. Brendan will play a critical role in identifying and growing new services for both acute and post-acute settings, including within hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and at home.
“As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, telemedicine plays an increasingly important role in helping reduce costs and better manage patient outcomes across the continuum of care,” said Robert Bessler, MD, Sound Physicians’ Founder, and Chief Executive Officer. “We are strongly committed to telemedicine, a rapidly growing service that is in high demand by our customers. We are thrilled that Brendan has joined the Sound team.”
Commenting on his new role, Brendan said “I am tremendously excited to join Sound and its telemedicine team to help expand Sound’s core vision —to improve quality and reduce the cost of healthcare for patients in the communities we serve — through Sound’s nationwide network of highly qualified physicians and the effective use of technology.”
Most recently, Brendan served as Staff Vice President, Strategy, Diversified Business Group at Anthem, Inc., where he was responsible for driving strategy development, commercialization, and corporate development. Prior to that, Brendan held leadership roles in a number of healthcare-oriented organizations, including Quintiles Transnational Holdings, Accelion, Inc., and Guardian Homecare Holdings. Brendan received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also served as an officer in the United States Army for 8 years.