Sound Physicians Partner Hospital Achieves National Recognition as Top Hospital

The Leapfrog Group Names OSF St. Francis Hospital a 2015 Top Rural Hospital

Jan 29, 2016, 07:00 ET from Sound Physicians

TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading health care organization focused on improving quality and lowering cost throughout the acute episode of care, announced today that one of its hospital partners, OSF St. Francis Hospital, made the coveted list of The Leapfrog Group's Top Hospitals for the fourth year in a row. Sound Physicians exclusively manages adult medical patients in the hospital, and more than half of the admissions overall.

The Leapfrog Group awards the distinction to hospitals that demonstrate the highest levels of excellence in hospital safety and quality according to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Fewer than 7 percent of the nation's hospitals earn the award each year, including only two hospitals within Michigan - one of which is OSF St. Francis.

"We are honored to have once again been named among this elite group of hospitals," said Dave Lord, president and CEO at OSF. "Being named a Top Hospital is a rewarding reflection of the work our physicians and staff do, and the exceptional care they provide for those we serve."

Robert Bessler, CEO of Sound Physicians, added, "We are immensely proud of OSF St. Francis and our hospitalist team there on the national recognition from The Leapfrog Group. It is through engaged physicians and a commitment to continuous quality improvement that hospitals are able to achieve strong performance outcomes."

The Leapfrog Group conducts this survey annually, which focuses on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures to prevent errors. Survey results and a list of Top Hospitals can be found on The Leapfrog Group's website:

About Sound Physicians
Sound Physicians is a leading health care organization with a proven record of improving quality, satisfaction and financial performance for hospitals and post-acute facilities nationwide. Our patient-centered approach, web-based workflow platform, experienced leadership team, and more than 2,000 hospitalist, intensivist and transitional care providers drive breakthrough results throughout the acute episode of care for nearly 300 hospitals and post-acute facilities in 33 states across the nation.

About OSF St. Francis
OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is a Medicare designated critical access hospital, providing care for more than 55,000 patients and their families in Delta County and surrounding communities. As a part of OSF HealthCare based in Peoria, Ill., OSF St. Francis employs more than 600 individuals, with more than 100 physicians and advanced practice providers on its active and consulting medical staff. It offers hospital, physician and home care services. For more information about OSF or its Top Hospital status, visit

About Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group was founded in 2000 as a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.


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