TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, today announced the appointment of Dena Parker as the organization's new Chief Financial Officer.
Parker brings 25 years of financial management experience in multiple healthcare segments, having most recently served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of the respiratory division of Apria Healthcare, a 10,000-employee, home respiratory and medical equipment provider with revenues in excess of $1.2 billion. Prior to Apria, she led acquisition integration as a member of PacifiCare's corporate development team, served as CFO of a medical management organization and a healthcare technology company, and was Vice President of Finance for a utilization management company. She began her career at KPMG and is a certified public accountant.
Parker holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Sound Physicians CEO, Robert Bessler, M.D., stated, "Dena Parker brings an extensive amount of senior-level healthcare leadership experience. She will be a great asset to our team in support of us driving results for our patients, hospitals and payers."
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. The organization is the practice of choice of more than 550 hospitalist and post-acute physicians. To learn more visit: www.soundphysicians.com.
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