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Thrill-Seeking Hospitalist Alleviates Stress Through Scuba Diving

Not much intimidates Jasen Gundersen, MD, president of the acute care services division at TeamHealth, an outsourcer of hospital-based clinical and specialty services based in Knoxville, Tenn. Besides traveling 150,000 miles a year overseeing 2,500 hospitalists at 285 facilities, Dr. Gundersen has climbed frozen waterfalls in Vermont and New Hampshire, raced in bicycle competitions, and… [Read More]

Engaging Your Patients in Decision-Making Processes Yields Better Outcomes

Editor’s note: “Everything We Say and Do” is an informational series developed by SHM’s Patient Experience Committee to provide readers with thoughtful and actionable communication tactics that have great potential to positively impact patients’ experience of care. Each column will focus on how the contributor applies one of the “Key Communication” areas in practice. View… [Read More]

Depression Common among Physicians in Training

Clinical question: What is the prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms in resident physicians? Background: Depression in resident physicians can lead to poor-quality medical care, increased errors, and long-term morbidity. Prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms has varied in prior studies, and more data are needed to better understand the true prevalence. Study design: Systematic… [Read More]

Hospitalists’ Career Path: A Pinch Unexpected, and Lots of Quality Leadership

I believe there is no better field than hospital medicine to find your career path, and there’s no better organization than SHM to support you as you follow that path. My path is probably similar to most, a little unplanned and a little unexpected, but I am sure each member has their story. Hospital medicine made… [Read More]

3 Hospitalists Honored on Modern Healthcare’s List of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) congratulates three hospitalists who appear on Modern Healthcare’s list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders of 2016. Pediatric hospitalist Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, MHM, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), takes the No…. [Read More]