Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services for Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

TACOMA, WA, June 03, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in the quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced today an agreement to employ and manage a team of hospitalist physicians at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, Ill.

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, operating 200 inpatient beds, offers a variety of services including one of the city's leading Heart & Vascular Centers, certified Stroke and Cancer Centers, both accredited for excellence; a comprehensive Breast & Women's Healthcare Center and a state-of-the-art Emergency Center that includes the Higginbottom Urgent Care for Kids Unit. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center is part of CHE Trinity Health.

"We partnered with Sound Physicians because they share our mission of delivering high-quality care," said Carol L. Schneider, president and chief executive officer of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. "Our patients and families will benefit from Sound Physicians' approach to providing a patient experience that is second to none and directly in line with Mercy's Caring Experience."

Robert Bessler, M.D., chief executive officer of Sound Physicians, added, "Sound Physicians is a proud partner of Mercy Health. We look forward to offering our services at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, where our physicians and regional teams will provide the infrastructure and evidence-based processes needed to drive the highest quality of care."

Working with Mercy Hospital & Medical Center's leadership team, Sound Physicians will introduce its SoundConnect workflow and communications 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 hospitalist 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 1,000 hospitalist and post-acute physicians providing inpatient care. To learn more visit:

About Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
Mercy Hospital is a member of CHE Trinity, which is the health ministry formed by the consolidation of Trinity Health and Catholic Health East. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago's first teaching hospital, has served Chicago for over 162 years. With 200 staffed beds, Mercy is a Level II Trauma Center, complete with a comprehensive network including the Mercy Family Health Center, a look-alike Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), the Mercy Foundation, Inc., the philanthropic arm of the hospital, eleven auxiliary care facilities, MercyWorks occupational health program, and two school-based health centers in Wendell Phillips and Dunbar Vocational Career Academies. Mercy has a teaching affiliation with the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago. To learn more about Mercy Hospital, visit

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