Sound Physicians Selected for Hospitalist Services

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., September 15, 2016 Florida Hospital New Smyrna has selected Sound Physicians to provide hospitalist services for the 112-bed New Smyrna Beach hospital. Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. These physicians work in the hospital, caring for inpatients, and can be more readily available to patients than a doctor who has their own office. By focusing on the care of hospitalized patients, a hospitalist has experience and expertise on the unique aspects of a patient's needs during a hospital stay. Sound Physicians, a healthcare organization focused on improving quality and lowering cost throughout the acute episode of care, will employ a team of hospitalists, including a chief hospitalist, as well as a hospitalist nurse focused on driving performance improvements and patient satisfaction efforts. Collaborating with Florida Hospital New Smyrna leadership, Sound Physicians will implement a quality performance model designed to improve quality, satisfaction and financial performance for the hospital. We are excited to have the Sound Physicians hospitalist group joining our team, said Steve Harrell, Florida Hospital New Smyrna chief operating officer. They have an outstanding reputation across the country for providing quality inpatient care, and we welcome their participation in caring for our patients alongside our other Florida Hospital New Smyrna medical staff partners. Were looking forward to partnering with Florida Hospital New Smyrna, said Dr. Rob Bessler, Sound Physicians chief executive officer. We see this as a great opportunity to work together and apply best practices that will measurably improve healthcare for patients in southeast Volusia County. About Sound Physicians Founded in 2001, Sound Physicians is a leading healthcare organization with a proven track 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, emergency medicine 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 Florida Hospital New Smyrna Florida Hospital New Smyrna is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 112-beds, Florida Hospital New Smyrna is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit

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