QUESTION: SHM CEO Larry Wellikson, MD, MHM, calls the country’s roughly 48,000 hospitalists “agents of change.” The Hospitalist asked HM15 why is it important that hospitalists be those people?
–Lorrie Saville, NP, assistant medical director, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va.
–Hospitalist Ahmed Farag, MD Rex Hospital, Raleigh, N.C.
–Hospitalist Zahra’a Salah, MD St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital, Livonia, Mich.
–Ajay Kumar, MD, MECP, FACP, SFHM, chief, Department of Medicine, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn.