November 10, 2008

Sutter Amador Selects Sound to Provide Inpatient Care

TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Amador Hospital in Northern California announces the selection of Sound Inpatient Physicians, a leading national hospitalist company, to provide inpatient healthcare for the hospital. This service is scheduled to begin in January 2009.

"Sutter Amador Hospital is committed to providing our community with the very highest level of care," said Anne Platt, Chief Executive Officer. "Working with Sound Inpatient Physicians to integrate a strong hospitalist team with our comprehensive clinical program illustrates this commitment."

Sound Inpatient Physicians (Sound) partners with hospitals to deliver the highest level of skillful and compassionate medical care while developing and implementing innovative solutions to the clinical, administrative and fiscal challenges facing our nation's healthcare delivery system. Sound's unique hospitalist model focuses on investing in, training and supporting hospitalist physicians in delivering the best possible care to hospitalized patients, as well as furthering the hospital's growth and sustainability.

"At Sutter Amador, we see the unswerving support and pride the community has for their hospital," said Dr. Robert Bessler, President and CEO of Sound Inpatient Physicians. "Sound's team works in unison with local physicians and caregivers in a shared commitment to enhance the community's quality of care."

About Sutter Amador Hospital -- Jackson, California

Sutter Amador is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving the community of Jackson, Calif. The hospital provides its patients with highly personalized care, state-of- the-art medical technology, and a knowledgeable, professional staff. Sutter Amador, an affiliate of Sutter Health, is locally governed and has been providing health care since

   1876.    About Sound Inpatient Physicians -- Tacoma, Washington  

Sound Inpatient Physicians is on the forefront of hospital medicine, a growing specialty that has revolutionized inpatient care for the betterment of patients, the medical community and hospitals. Sound is foremost dedicated to providing the finest medical care to our hospitalized patients and to partnering with hospitals for their sustainability. The foundation of Sound rests on our 300 exceptional physicians who cared for more than 100,000 hospitalized patients in 2007.

   Contact:               [email protected], 888-682-1710                                          Sound Inpatient Physicians, 1123 Pacific Avenue,                          Tacoma, WA 98402  

Sound Inpatient Physicians

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