OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE
Anne Sheehy, MD, MS
Dr. Sheehy has been a national role model for how SHM and its members can work together to achieve positive change in healthcare both in research and health policy. As a result of her published research on the “two-midnight rule” and observation status, Dr. Sheehy and SHM were invited to testify before the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health and the Senate Special Committee on Aging. In both of these instances, Dr. Sheehy shared the honor, bringing all of hospital medicine into the spotlight as a field of experts in this area.
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH
Daniel Brotman, MD, FHM
Dr. Brotman’s research has helped improve the care of thousands—if not millions—of hospitalized patients. He has achieved a prolific research portfolio while actively practicing as a hospitalist, as well as director of the hospitalist service at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. His research has focused on VTE and patient education and communication. He has published more than 60 papers, multiple invited review articles, and a number of editorials. Since 1999, his research efforts have resulted in funding of more than $21 million.
Jisu Kim, MD
Dr. Kim has established one of the largest surgical consult and co-management services in the country, from the ground up, at an institution where many surgeons historically did not trust employed hospitalists. The success of the consult service required a total reorientation of institutional attitudes and culture, a feat Dr. Kim was able to achieve by providing superlative medical care to patients on nonmedical services. Dr. Kim is now nationally recognized as a leader in inpatient hospital care and a critical part of the neurosurgery team at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Leonard Feldman, MD, SFHM
Dr. Feldman founded new Urban Health residency training programs at Johns Hopkins. The medicine-pediatrics residency program and internal medicine primary care track admitted their first group of interns in July 2010 and 2011, respectively, and graduated those first cohorts last June. This medicine-pediatrics program is the first and only one of its kind in the nation. Dr. Feldman secured over $6 million in federal and foundation grant funding to support this endeavor.
At the same time, he led a team effort to build a perioperative and consultative medicine curriculum now known as “Consultative and Perioperative Medicine Essentials for Hospitalists,” which can be found at SHMconsults.com. With more than 18,000 users learning from more than 30 modules, this curriculum is now SHM’s flagship CME offering and a key resource for those preparing for the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine exam. The curriculum has been built with over $1 million in industry grant funding.
EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE FOR NONPHYSICIANS
Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, FHM
Cardin is deeply committed to collaborating with physicians on the integration of the role of NPs and PAs in hospital medicine, and in building a sense of community among NPs and PAs who are working in hospital medicine. She has worked toward these goals locally, regionally, and nationally through her participation and leadership in SHM.
As co-chair of the Quality Improvement Committee in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago, she has played a pivotal role in developing quality initiatives that directly benefit both her patients and providers in the section, including developing 360-degree evaluation tools and working on interdisciplinary projects, such as one that will enhance in-hospital glucose management. As an active member of the section’s Clinical Operations Committee, her input on ways to increase clinical efficiency, restructure services, and improve teamwork have led to improvements in the daily operations of her section.