HUTCHINSON, Kansas – Sound Physicians will begin providing Hospitalist coverage for Hutchinson Clinic Physicians at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center beginning November 3, 2015 under an agreement signed today by all three parties.
“We are excited to partner with the Hutch Clinic on this initiative,” explained Ken Johnson, interim CEO and President. “The hospitalist program is designed to provide better access to physicians and more continuity of care for patients during their hospital stay. I am excited about any initiative which improves the quality of patient care," Johnson said. "Our hospitalist program enables Hutchinson Regional, as a community hospital, to make a doctor available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the patient. That supports our goal to improve and maintain patient satisfaction."
Hospitalist physicians are an integral part of the health care team, providing patient care in the acute care setting throughout a patient’s hospital stay. They consult with specialists as necessary and coordinate care transitions with patients’ primary care physicians.
“As the largest private, multi-specialty physician group practice in Central Kansas, the Hutch Clinic has successfully provided, and will continue to provide primary and specialist care for its patients in our offices in Hutchinson and the surrounding areas,” said Mike Heck, CEO Hutch Clinic. “The addition of Hospitalist services allows our physicians to spend more time with patients in their office while improving coordination, efficiency, and quality of care for patients who transition across multiple health care settings,” Heck added.
About Hutchinson Regional Medical Center:
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit, 200-licensed bed medical facility serving the health needs of more than 65,000 residents of Hutchinson, Reno County and the surrounding Central Kansas region. www.hutchregional.com
About Hutchinson Clinic:
The Hutchinson Clinic is a team of more than 95 physicians and advanced practice providers and almost 650 employees. Our goal is the highest possible standard of comprehensive medical and surgical care. Representing the major specialties of medicine, the Hutchinson Clinic physicians bring their cumulative training and experience to each patient's needs. www.hutchclinic.com
About Sound Physicians:
Sound Physicians is a leading hospital medicine and post-acute care organization, focused on driving measurable improvements in quality, satisfaction and efficiency throughout the acute episode of patient care. Sound’s deep investments in developing and retaining exceptional physicians, coupled with a proven performance management model results in improved outcomes and significant value for its hospitals and post-acute partners. The organization is the practice of choice of more than 1,100 hospitalists and post-acute providers and the partner of choice to more than 100 hospitals and post-acute care centers nationwide. www.soundphysicians.com