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Cover Story: Listen Now! Patrick Torcson, MD, MMM, SFHM, discusses how being a hospitalist prepared him for the C-suite

Dr. Torcson discusses his path to the C-suite, how being a hospitalist helped prepare him for that role, and the essential qualities of leadership

Cover Story: Four Hospitalists Retrace Path to C-Suite Executive Ranks

Drs. Brian Harte, Nasim Afsar, Patrick Torcson, Steve Narang discuss the qualities, skills, strategies that landed them in hospitals' top spots

Article: Delays, Controversy Muddle CMS’ Two-Midnight Rule for Hospital Patient Admissions

Observation status regulation for Medicare, Medicaid patients won't go into effect until March 31, 2015

Article: Hospitalists’ Skill Sets, Work Experience Perfect for Hospitals' C-Suite Positions

Physicians with background in hospital medicine, leadership qualities are natural fits for executive ranks

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On the Move: Movers and Shakers in Hospital Medicine

The latest hospitalists to receive awards, earn promotions, or assume new leadership roles. Plus, HM group contracts, mergers, and acquisitions

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Team Hospitalist Q&A: Hospitalist Thrives In Leadership Role Overseeing Care Coordination

South Carolina-based hospital medicine group director Jairy Hunter III, MD, is all about getting things done

Pediatric HM Literature: Frequency, Traits of Hospital-Acquired VTE in Children Reviewed

Children with renal, cardiac diagnoses, increasing age, central venous catheters associated with higher incidence of venous thromboembolism during hospital stay

In the Literature: Hospitalist Reviews on Pre-Operative Beta Blockers, Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest, Colloids vs. Crystalloids for Hypovolemic Shock

Also reviewed this month: inpatient boarding, triple-rule-out imaging for coronaries, edoxaban compared with warfarin for atrial fibrillation

Society Pages: Society of Hospital Medicine Ranks Observation Status a Priority Advocacy Issue

SHM to survey hospitalists on impact of designation on short-stay patients, develop possible policy revisions

Society Pages: Society of Hospital Medicine Schedules Leadership Academy to Meet in Honolulu

Four-day session planned for November 3-6, 2014

Society Pages: Discounted Registration Available for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

Reduced rates for PHM14 in effect until May 16

Society Pages: Space Available to Attend Quality and Safety Educators Academy in May

Seminar co-sponsored by Society of Hospital Medicine, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine to be held May 1–3 in Tempe, Arizona

Society Pages: Society of Hospital Medicine's Annual Meeting Available On Demand

HM14 On Demand videos feature sessions on clinical practice, quality improvement, practice management

Society Pages: Tips for Submitting Applications to Society of Hospital Medicine's Project BOOST

Strong leadership, commitment to improve transitions of care and organizing change are sought-after qualities in hospital candidates

Society Pages: Houston-Based Hospital Reduces Readmissions with Society of Hospital Medicine's Project BOOST

Physicians at Houston Methodist Hospital say program helped them develop higher-quality discharge processes, improve care transitions

Letters: Hospital Medicine Group Leaders Need Not Work Clinical Shifts to Achieve Respect

A reader says HM leaders need to engage with senior hospital executives, drive team performance

Letters: Copper Considered Safe, Effective in Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections

A reader responds to concerns around proposed use of copper touch surfaces in hospitals

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Practice Management: Hospitalists Working Hard to Improve Patient Care

Physicians' use of educational content sponsored by Society of Hospital Medicine, other groups designed to provide better patient-centered care

From the Editor’s Desk: Hospitalists Can Help Bridge Gaps in Healthcare Access as Hospitals Cope with Mounting Financial Pressures

Amid hospital closures, staff cuts, hospitalists may need to expand spectrum of patient care beyond acute episodes

President’s Column: The Rise, Evolution of Hospital-Based Practice

Factors that created hospital medicine groups, led primary care physicians to become hospitalists

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April 2014


The Hospitalist newsmagazine reports on issues and trends in hospital medicine. The Hospitalist reaches more than 25,000 hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, and medical administrators interested in the practice and business of hospital medicine.

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