Baystate Medical Center Selects Sound Physicians to Manage One of the Nation’s Largest Hospitalist Programs
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced today an agreement to provide hospitalist management services to Baystate Medical Center.
Sound Physicians will assume management of the hospitalist program from Baystate Medical Practices on Nov. 1. The program will include more than 45 hospitalists and Sound Physicians’ entire leadership and infrastructure to drive one of the largest, most well-respected programs in the country to new levels of performance.
“We’re excited to partner in care with Baystate Health to achieve its mission of improving the health of people in Springfield and the surrounding communities every day,” said Robert Bessler M.D., CEO of Sound Physicians. “We look forward to leveraging our performance management expertise and strong physician leadership to drive improvements in quality, efficiency and satisfaction.”
Mark Keroack, M.D., CEO and President of Baystate Medical Practices, said, “We chose Sound Physicians for its proven experience in taking over and managing large, hospital-employed programs and its ability to deliver a return on investment through a focus on performance management.”
Win Whitcomb M.D., Chief Quality Officer of Baystate Health and co-founder of the Society of Hospital Medicine said, “Sound Physicians has a great track record of helping define best practice and we are delighted to have them help us on our journey into a new era of accountability.”
Working with Baystate Medical Center’s leadership team, Sound Physicians will introduce its performance management solutions including SoundConnect workflow and informatics platform to drive improvements to inpatient care outcomes and financial performance. Sound Physicians will also apply its expertise in building high-performing hospitalist practices, including strong physician leadership, implementation of lean processes to drive results and core services of revenue cycle management and a track record of physician recruiting success.
About Sound Physicians
Sound Physicians is a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving performance in quality, satisfaction and efficiency of inpatient health care delivery. By investing deeply in outstanding physicians, clinical process excellence and its proprietary workflow and informatics technology, Sound Physicians improves the delivery of inpatient care. Sound Physicians aligns with healthcare providers to measurably enhance patient outcomes and strengthen its partners’ financial performance. To learn more visit: www.soundphysicians.com.
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