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    Working with Patient and Family Advisory Councils

    April 1, 2024

    Dr. Sood To achieve patient-centered care, a component of high-quality medical care, patients and their caregivers should be engaged in their health care decision-making processes, said...

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    Budgeting Tips: Keeping Division Finances on Track

    January 2, 2024

    Dr. Brotman For a hospitalist, managing a budget shouldn’t be that much different than maintaining a household budget. “Ideally, you should know approximately how much income you’ll...

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    Unit Medical Directors—Liaisons Between Physicians and Nurses

    August 1, 2023

    Dr. McFadden A variety of health care professionals contribute to caring for patients on hospital units. “Maintaining communication and optimizing processes among these multidisciplinary...

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    LGBTQIA+ Allyship

    June 1, 2023

    Dr. O’Toole Hospitalists are in a unique position to be allies for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other (LGBTQIA+) community because they’re on the...

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    How Hospitals are Tackling Violence

    March 1, 2023

    Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers suffered more workplace injuries as a result of violence than any other profession, with approximately 654,000 harmed annually,...

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    Make the Most of Media Opportunities

    October 3, 2022

    It’s the sign of the times—24-hour news cycles, information at your fingertips, and “experts” everywhere willing to share their voices. During the last two years especially, health care...

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    Celebrating Women in Hospital Medicine

    September 1, 2022

    September is Women in Medicine Month, a time to inspire, elevate, and recognize women and their roles in medicine. The following SHM members—recommended by members of The Hospitalist’s editorial...

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    Workforce Issues

    April 1, 2022

    Silver linings emerge for hospitalists For Elisabeth Souther, MD, chief of hospital medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a rural, academic hospital with almost 400 beds in Lebanon, N.H.,...

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    Hospitalists demonstrate resiliency in the face of challenge

    February 3, 2022

    Dr. Verplanke As he reflected upon his days as a hospitalist and unit medical director within the division of hospital medicine at NYU Langone Health in New York, since the COVID-19 pandemic...

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    Addressing the nursing shortage

    January 7, 2022

    Dr. Hannapel With the onset of COVID-19, the existing nurse shortage only worsened at many hospitals throughout the country. “COVID patients require an extra level of care due to the virus’s...