TACOMA, Wash., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction, and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, will host a webcast on May 7 at 11 a.m. PDT entitled, "Recruiting & Retaining High-Quality Hospitalists." The webcast program features Sound Physicians' CEO and founder, Robert Bessler, M.D., along with Sound Physicians' Executive Vice President of Physician Services, Shawn M. Burns, and guest Leslie Flores, M.H.A., partner at Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants. Dr. Bessler is recognized for building high-performance hospitalist teams at Sound Physicians. His focus on transforming Sound Physicians into a performance management organization is predicated on the foundation of building strong teams. Sound Physicians is recognized as a leader in building a differentiated career opportunity for hospitalist physicians, with innovations such as the Path to Partnership track, robust feedback and training initiatives. With more than 20 years of physician recruitment experience, Burns leads the physician recruiting effort for Sound Physicians, which hired more than 200 physicians in 2012, more than any other known physician organization. Flores, a principal at Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants and co-course director for the Society of Hospital Medicine's annual practice management pre-course, has also held a variety of executive-level positions in southern California hospitals, including Queen of the Valley Hospital and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, where she was responsible for general hospital operations as well as for staff functions such as physician recruitment and practice development. The speakers will review how to recruit and retain high-quality hospitalists. Participants will learn about the current state of the hospitalist market, key practice differentiators that attract high-quality physicians and drive retention, and best practices for physician recruitment strategies.