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Threat of Facility Closure Puts Pressure on Rural Hospitalists

A pair of rural South Carolina hospitals that may soon shutter their doors is the latest example of the pressure on rural hospitalists, says a veteran HM director. But hospital closures also give rural hospitalists the opportunity to carve out a niche doing medical work that best serves their community. Marlboro Park Hospital and Chesterfield… [Read More]

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Hospitalists Optimistic over ABIM Changes to Maintenance of Certification Requirements

News that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) will reboot its controversial Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program is an opportunity for hospitalists to help shape their own professional development, according to former ABIM chair and hospital medicine pioneer Robert Wachter, MD, MHM. A year ago, ABIM moved from an MOC every 10 years to… [Read More]

LISTEN NOW: SHM Launches a Patient Experience Committee

SHM has a new committee – the patient experience committee. Dr. Burke Kealey, current SHM President and associate medical director for hospital specialties at Health Partners in St. Paul, Minn., talks about how the patient experience committee grew from the work of an SHM task force.

LISTEN NOW: Highlights of the February 2015 Issue of The Hospitalist

This month, we preview the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting, HM15, coming to National Harbor, Md. from March 29 through April 1. HM15 course director Efren Manjarrez shares his approach to planning for hospital medicine’s premier event, and tells us how SHM’s diversity goals are mirrored at the meeting. Amidst our comprehensive HM15 highlights… [Read More]

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Society of Hospital Medicine’s 2015 Annual Meeting Preview

SHM’s annual meeting returns to Washington, D.C., next month. For the third time in six years, HM15 will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., and that means thousands of hospitalists will converge on the nation’s capital to learn and lobby. Posters, plenaries, and presentations aplenty will fill… [Read More]