Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015’s keynote speaker, Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH, reviewed quality measures being developed for medically complex patients by the Center of Excellence on Quality of Care Measures for Children with Complex Needs (COE4CCN). As one of the most challenging groups to not only provide care but to determine if the management provided brings… [Read More]
Most young boys dream about scoring touchdowns or being a superhero, combatting villains or evil aliens. When Brian Chen, MD, was young, he wanted superpowers, too, but of a different sort. He wanted to become a concert violinist. Now a hospitalist at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital in Michigan, Dr. Chen recalls watching Itzhak… [Read More]
The best strategy for landing that first job is to start your search early, says Cheryl DeVita, senior search consultant at Cejka Search, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo. “Many hospital organizations planning to add to their staff are willing to consider candidates six or 12 months out,” DeVita explains. Required licensing and credentialing “don’t happen… [Read More]
Lisa Courtney’s journey into hospital medicine didn’t start with a chemistry set and didn’t take her to medical school. It started with a childhood friend and earned her an MBA. As a child, Courtney, director of operations for a multi-site hospitalist program at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Ala., knew a boy who was diagnosed… [Read More]
Cheryl DeVita, senior search consultant at Cejka Search, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo., offers advice on evaluating contracts and hospitalist groups.
Gregory Seymann, MD, discusses a Choosing Wisely program.
ROBERT FOGERTY, MD, MPH, a hospitalist and assistant professor of medicine at Yale University, talks about how his own bout with cancer as a college senior heading to medical school helped influence his I-CARE education initiative, which introduces cost awareness into internal medicine residency programs.
VLADIMIR N. CADET, MPH, associate with the Applied Solutions Group at ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., discusses why it can be challenging for hospitals to reduce alarm fatigue and provides strategies to address this growing problem.
For Robert Fogerty, MD, MPH, it’s more than just a story. It’s a nightmare that he only narrowly avoided. Now a hospitalist at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., Dr. Fogerty was an economics major in his senior year of college when he was diagnosed with metastatic testicular cancer. Early in the… [Read More]