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Sound Physicians Overview

Tacoma, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Sound Physicians is a physician founded and led organization with the vision of improving quality and lowering the cost of care in the communities we serve nationwide. Our practice model improves both hospital and clinical outcomes through our performance model led by engaged ... Read more

Mission: We measurably improve quality, satisfaction and financial performance of healthcare delivery through exceptional patient care, deep investments in our people and performance management expertise, as well as complete alignment with our partners.

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  • John Birkmeyer, MD, former Dartmouth-Hitchcock physician leader, joined Sound Physicians as Chief Clinical Officer in 2017. He works closely with regional leadership and hospital partners nationwide to ensure excellence in clinical outcomes.

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Sound Physicians – Why Work For Us?

Sound Physicians’ Organizational Core Values

Sound Physicians’ colleagues are committed to uphold the values of quality, service, teamwork, innovation and integrity. These values are central to the success of the practice and directly tied to the rewards of the practice – including performance bonuses, leadership opportunities, and advancement to partner. Throughout the organization, all colleagues – physicians, nurses, and non-clinical staff – are evaluated and rewarded based on our core values. Each colleague receives performance-based compensation, which is directly aligned with Sound Physicians’ core values.


  • Dedication to creating the best clinical outcomes and processes


  • Strives to exceed the expectations of our patients and the medical community


  • Commitment to collaboration in care


  • Creative and skillful problem solving that drives improvement


  • Honor commitments to our patients, our practice, and our partner hospitals

Sound Physicians’ colleagues articulated this statement of commitment early in the organization’s history. The same words still ring true today.

We, the people of Sound Physicians, are foremost dedicated to providing the highest standard of compassionate, skillful medical care possible to each patient entrusted to us. Our goal is to always support our physicians and others with whom we interact in the fulfillment of the Hippocratic Oath: “May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek help.”

Our talented, dedicated clinicians are respected and valued as pivotal to the mission of Sound Physicians. Sound Physicians supports its physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and hospitalist nurses in developing the camaraderie and trust needed for successful and coherent hospitalist teams.

The entire organization supports clinicians in the practice of their art while embracing the financial realities of healthcare today. The leadership throughout the organization of Sound Physicians is experienced, focused and dedicated to the ethics of medicine and the business world.

Sound Physicians vows to maintain an environment in which everyone is treated with mutual regard and respect – from our clinicians, to our healthcare colleagues, patients and their families.

Sound Physicians strives to constantly improve the efficiency, quality and financial success of the hospitals and post-acute facilities we make our home. Our hospitalist teams tirelessly lead the way to improve policies and procedures, squelch inefficiency and diligently improve the patient experience.

Sound Physicians nourishes collegial relationships with community physicians so that they entrust their patients to us with confidence that the tremendous change of hospitalization and post-acute care will be skillfully orchestrated and that their patients will return to their personal practice.

We hold true to the conviction that the patient, clinician and partner thrive through our commitment.

Sound Physicians values the confidence and trust of our partners. Our every interaction assures patients, family members and friends that the quality of medical care is our greatest concern.

Through steadfast commitment and unique attention to the finer points of patient care, Sound Physicians is fully dedicated to raising the standard of the patient experience one patient at a time.

Any organization knows what they do; some know how they are different; but few can clearly state why they exist. We are looking for great people who believe what we believe: that we can make a big difference in healthcare. By improving quality and lowering the cost of healthcare, we have a tremendous opportunity to help transform patient care and outcomes. Would you love to wake up excited about the work you do, leading the way and truly changing healthcare for the better?

We are looking for energized colleagues to join our team nationwide. As a business colleague, you can help our clinical teams make a significant difference the acute episode of care, which is managed by our emergencyhospitalistintensivist, and post-acute provider teams. Sound Physicians’ high-performance model incorporates engaged and aligned teams and a commitment to performance management throughout the acute episode of care — from the time the patient enters the hospital to the period 90 days following discharge in skilled nursing centers and in patients’ homes.

Sound Physicians is growing, and new opportunities are available across the United States. To browse open opportunities, click on one of the buttons at the bottom of the page.

We look forward to partnering with you and leading the effort to truly transform healthcare in the United States.

Did you know that Healthcare is the fastest growing job sector in the workforce? Employment opportunities extend far beyond doctors and nurses, and include positions in information technology, accounting/finance, learning and development and more.

As a Sound Physicians intern, you will have the opportunity to further develop your professional and technical skills while working with teams in various functional areas across the organization. This opportunity will allow you to learn about Sound Physicians while preparing you to succeed in a professional environment.

Types of Internships

The number, level and type of internships vary year to year. Most internships take place during the academic year on a part-time basis; however, we also offer full-time summer internships. The internships are paid, and students will also be eligible for academic credit. Deadlines for applications are indicated in each posting.


Students will be considered for internships that meet specific qualifications described in the internship job description. Qualifications include:

  • Currently enrolled in an educational program leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree and in good standing at their college or university
  • Juniors, seniors or graduate students who are currently pursuing a degree in a related field
  • In some cases, students may be enrolled in technical or other certificate programs in particular fields related to Sound Physicians’ business objectives

The majority of Sound Physicians internships are posted quarterly and are open for approximately two weeks before the interview stage. Some internship positions may be open longer or posted off-quarter.

Start dates vary by internship and will need to be discussed during the interview process.

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    "Great Company who invests in its People"

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    Current Employee - Physician, Hospitalist in Gulf, TX
    Current Employee - Physician, Hospitalist in Gulf, TX
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    I have been working at Sound Physicians full-time (More than 3 years)


    This is the first job that invests in me as a physician AND as a person! Sound Physicians gives me the tools to do my job effectively and encourages me to be my best. They care about my hospital and strive for us to achieve the results that our hospital is working for!
    Regional Leadership really cares about me and the job we do.
    Sound is a great organization to work for.


    Far more pros than cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

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Sound Physicians photo of: Our Hospitalist team at Cleveland Clinic Akron General delivered cookie trays to 11 nursing units in honor of National Nurses Week!
Sound Physicians photo of: Go Seahawks!
Sound Physicians photo of: Colleagues at CHI St Luke's Health Memorial took up a collection and donated 370 pairs of socks to the CHI St. Luke's, Lufkin Christmas Sock drive.
Sound Physicians photo of: Thanksgiving potlucks from our offices around the country.
Sound Physicians photo of: One of our hospitalist teams hosted a pizza fundraiser to support a nurse with an ill family member. Now that's working together in the communities we serve.
Sound Physicians photo of: Our leaders completed MultiCare Courage Classic – a 3 day, 175-mile bicycle tour to raise money for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in our community in Tacoma, WA.
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    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sound Physicians (Chicago, IL) in January 2015.


    I had a positive experience with the interview process, I had worked for the same Hospital for 31 years before applying for this position. I interviewed with the Chief Hospitalist and the Hospitalist RN. at the same time. Then I met with the Vice President of Operations for the final process.

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