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Sound Physicians
1123 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma , WA   98402   USA
(253) 682-1710
(800) 850-9665
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IDN: Medical Group System
Company Description:

Sound Physicians is defining hospital medicine.

We are dedicated to supporting our hospitalist and post-acute physicians in providing the very best quality care by partnering seamlessly with our partners. Physician founded, led, and managed, Sound has more than 400 physicians who provide inpatient services to 40 hospitals and more than 60 post-acute care centers around the U.S.

Physicians are at the heart of Sound’s success.

We recruit and retain the best doctors by creating a better career opportunity. Sound supports our physicians through manageable encounters, flexible schedules, and technology-driven processes that are designed by physicians to work for physicians. Through the Sound Institute, we promote ongoing educational, professional and career development.

Sound Physicians’ first priority is improving overall satisfaction.

By integrating Sound’s proprietary core processes into each hospital site, we align with our partners to improve patient care, optimize clinical workflow, measurably increase efficiencies, and drive positive financial results. We use the real-time metrics from our communications and technology platform to continually track and evaluate our performance, report tangible results to our hospital partners, and provide targeted training to improve delivery of our services, all of which results in lower costs per case, shorter hospital stays, reduced readmissions, and better patient outcomes.

Hospitalist medicine is the fastest growing medical specialty in America with more than 30,000 hospitalist physicians practicing in more than fifty percent of hospitals today. Sound Physicians is committed to changing the face of inpatient medicine by driving improvements in quality while addressing the clinical, administrative, and fiscal challenges facing our nation’s healthcare delivery system in acute-care and skilled nursing facilities.

Sound History

Sound Physicians was founded in 2001 by Robert Bessler, M.D. In clinical practice, Dr. Bessler saw first-hand significant unmet needs in reducing inefficiencies that faced the hospital’s approach to managing inpatient care. As a result, Bessler developed various clinical process methodologies, a proprietary physician training program and customized technology solutions, evaluating each in clinical practice. He worked closely with hospital administration and found that the approach provided objective methods to manage inpatient care that resulted in measurable improvements in quality, efficiency and financial performance. Since Sound established its first hospital partner relationship the organization grew through referrals from hospital administrators and hospitalist physicians.


Company Contacts:
Media Contact(s)
Daven Rosener
[Senior Communications Manager]
Lynn Purdy
[VP Communications & Marketing]
Billy Watson
[VP, Market Development & Strategy]
Josh Merrill
[Media Contact]

Company Officials:
Robert Bessler MD
[CEO and Founder]
Lisa Shah MD
[Chief Innovation Officer]
John Birkmeyer
[Chief Clinical Officer]
Joe Joseph MD
[Regional Chief Medical Officer]
Devon Zoller MD
[Chief Medical Officer - Transitional Care]
Marina Farah MD, MHA
[Director of Clinical Operation]
Lasongia Morton MD
[Regional Medical Director, Atlantic Region]
Mark Rudolph MD
[VP of Patient Experience and Physician Development]
Daven Rosener
[Senior Communications Manager]
J.D. Fitz
[Senior Vice President of Physician Development]
Juhie Parnami
[President - Telemedicine Services]
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Company News/Coverage:
Sound Physicians Acquires iNDIGO Health Partners
Sound Physicians Names Lisa Shah, MD, as Chief Innovation Officer
Former Dartmouth-Hitchcock Executive Named Chief Clinical Officer for Sound Physicians
Sound Physicians Promotes Lasongia Morton, MD to Regional Medical Director, Atlantic Region
Value-Based Purchasing Performance Assessment Tool Available at No Cost to All Hospitals from Sound Physicians
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