Physician, entrepreneur Robert Bessler Joins DMG Practice Management Solutions BoardJune 20, 2016
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, welcomes Robert Bessler M.D. as a new board member for DMG Practice Management Solutions.
Bessler is the founder and CEO of Sound Physicians, a leading physician organization focused on acute episode of care for emergency medicine, hospitalists, intensivists and post-acute providers in 33 states, serving more than 190 hospitals and 300 post-acute facilities. Sound Physicians employs more than 2100 physicians and 150 nurse practitioners worldwide, and the company represents 20 percent of the nation’s bundle payment program, taking more than $2 billion of risk annually.
Board certified in emergency medicine, Bessler earned his medical degree and graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He completed an emergency medicine residency at The Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth Medical Center. He also earned a bachelor’s in economics from Tufts University.
Among his many professional accomplishments and honors, Bessler founded a medical device company and a physician practice management business. In 2011, Ernst & Young named Bessler its Entrepreneur of the Year for the Pacific Northwest region for his innovations with Sound Physicians.
A past member of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s public policy committee, he was a practice-expert contributor to the society’s blog. He also served on the editorial advisory board for HCPro and Today’s Hospitalist.
He is a frequent presenter at conferences for various state and national hospital associations, and organizations like the American College of Healthcare Executives Annual Congress and the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual and state chapter meetings.
Beyond Sound Physicians, Bessler supports nonprofits like the local Special Forces soldiers and families, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and local schools. He serves on boards of several innovative health care service organizations that share his passion for improving quality and lowering the cost of care nationwide.
About DuPage Medical Group
With more than 550 physicians and in more than 70 locations, DuPage Medical Group is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, providing physician-directed health care focused on quality, efficiency and access. For more information, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com.
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 emergency medicine, hospitalist, intensivist 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. For more information on Sound Physicians, visit www.soundphysicians.com