Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services at Kona Community Hospital Leading hospitalist organization expands services to Hawaii

TACOMA, Wash., May 14, 2013 /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 services at Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua, Hawaii.

Sound Physicians will provide comprehensive hospitalist services to the 94-bed hospital, which includes an on-site skilled nursing facility. Sound Physicians will recruit to employ a team of six physicians, including a chief hospitalist leader plus a dedicated hospitalist RN whose role is to drive patient satisfaction efforts.

"We're excited to partner with Kona Community Hospital in their mission to provide quality-driven, customer-focused, cost-effective health care services for patients, the providers and the community," said Robert Bessler, M.D., chief executive officer of Sound Physicians.

Kathleen Rokavec, M.D., medical director at Kona Community Hospital, stated, "We chose Sound Physicians for its strong leadership and recruiting expertise. We're confident that Sound Physicians' approach to hospital medicine with proven tools and workflows will allow for the best possible care of our patients."

Working with Kona Community Hospital's leadership team, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect workflow and informatics platform and processes to drive improvements in inpatient care outcomes, as well as financial performance. Sound Physicians will also apply its expertise in building high-performing hospital practices, including strong physician leadership, revenue cycle management and a track record of physician recruiting success.

About Sound Physicians
Sound Physicians is a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements 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. The organization is the practice of choice of more than 650 hospitalist and post-acute physicians. To learn more visit: www.soundphysicians.com.

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