February 27, 2018

The Intensivist Group Changes Name to Sound Critical Care

Leading intensivist practice updates brand to Sound Critical Care

Tacoma, Wash. – February 26, 2018 – Sound Physicians, a leading healthcare organization focused on improving quality and lowering costs throughout the acute episode of care, announced today that its critical care physician group, The Intensivist Group, is rebranding as Sound Critical Care. The Intensivist Group, founded in 2001, joined Sound Physicians in 2014. With Sound’s focus on the acute episode of care, the critical care team’s role in improving quality and lowering the cost of care patients in the ICU has made a significant impact on the communities where Sound providers practice.

Reflecting on the decision to rebrand from The Intensivist Group to Sound Critical Care, Stephen Matchett, MD, chief executive officer of the service, commented, “The name is new, but our leadership and focus remain the same. We’re continuing to transform the way critical care is delivered and are committed to developing the next generation of critical care leaders.”

Robert A. Bessler, MD, chief executive officer and founder of Sound Physicians, notes, “As an integral part of our focus on the acute episode of care, our Sound Critical Care teams work closely with specialists and all clinical teams throughout the hospital to drive better care for patients. Teamwork is one of our core values, and our intensivists integrate effective multidisciplinary rounding that improves outcomes for patients in the ICU.”

The brand transition will officially be happening at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 47th Annual Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, TX, where leaders from the Sound Critical Care team will be welcoming visitors in the exhibit hall at booth #208. Meet the host of the newly-launched Critical Matters podcast, Sergio Zanotti, MD, chief medical officer for Sound Critical Care and blogger for Sound’s Op-Med blog, along with Hesham Hassaballa, MD, Associate Regional Medical Director for Sound Critical Care. In addition, several of Sound’s intensivist leaders are presenting and leading discussions at the conference. These round table discussions, abstracts, and posters include:

Round Table Discussion Moderator:

  • Clinical Improvement / Process Improvement. Faculty Moderator, Sergio L. Zanotti-Cavazzoni, MD, FCCM (February 25, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm)
  • Career Development / Building Career Capital. Faculty Moderator, Sergio L. Zanotti-Cavazzoni, MD, FCCM (February 25, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm)
  • Contract Negotiations. Faculty Moderator, Sergio L. Zanotti-Cavazzoni, MD, FCCM (February 26, 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm)


  • Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis (AGEP) Secondary to Olanzapine. Authors: Darshan Patel, Majdi Hamarshi, Meggan Newland.
  • Delay in Central Access During Cardiopulmonary Arrest Impacts Survival: A Single-Institution Review. Authors: Lauren DeStefano, Jack Janani, Andrew Salim, Christopher Capicotto, Kevin Leal, Avijit Deb, Strormie Wagner, Dominic Valentino III.
  • The Impact of Specific Organ Dysfunction on Clinical Outcomes in Septic Shock Patients. Authors: Pye Oo, Ali Nadhim, Joan Maranon, Jane Ramos, Kasia Danilczuk, Lee Chadrick.
  • Livin’ on 1.6: A Case Report of Severe Anemia in the ICU. Authors: Nicholas Ghionni, Sufana Shikdar, Ana Maheshwari, Gabriel Lerman
  • Point-of-Care Glucose Testing in Critically Ill Patients. Authors: Kylie Scimio, Chris Carter, Seraj El-Oshar.
  • Socioeconomic Aspects of Postoperative Respiratory Failure in the United States. Authors: Ali Seifi, Moussa Yazbeck, Denise Rios, Joel Michalek.


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