Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) has announced a new partnership with Sound Physicians to provide coverage of the hospital’s emergency department and inpatient nursing units. NNMC and Sound Physicians will align with new medical leadership to support the partnership, including Dr. Robert Dalrymple as Chief Hospitalist and Dr. Travis Anderson as Medical Director of the ER.
Dr. Robert Dalrymple and Dr. Travis Anderson
Providing administrative leadership will be Alexa Parker, M.A., Regional Manager and Andrea Smith, RN, Clinical Performance Nurse (CPN). The CPN is a member of the hospitalist team who is responsible for delivery of processes designed to improve quality and efficiency in the care of hospitalized patients. The CPN works closely with the chief physicians and medical directors to engage and educate the physician team, optimize performance on defined key metrics and ensure collaboration with the care team.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Sound Physicians which is an ideal partner, leveraging its national network to bring best practices in patient care to our community,” said Alan Olive, CEO of Northern Nevada Medical Center. “I am confident this new partnership will enhance quality of care and elevate our standing as a Certified Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center.”
Sound Physicians is a national network of physicians with a 17-year history of providing hospital medicine services, adding emergency medicine services to the organization’s offerings three years ago, among other service lines. By focusing on the continuum of care from the time a patient enters the hospital to 90 days after discharge, it is able to improve patient experience and outcomes.
“Integrating emergency medicine and hospital medicine is particularly important for patient care,” said Michael Presley, MD, Emergency Medicine Chief Executive Officer, Sound Physicians. “We’ve been able to optimize communication between providers resulting in improved patient throughput and experience.”
Sound Physicians currently provides both hospital medicine and emergency medicine services at 350-plus hospitals across the country. It has identified several workflows that lower wait times for patients in the emergency room, decrease the number of patients who leave without being seen and more efficiently triage patients to inpatient care if necessary.
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