There is a role for each of us in HM, and I believe strongly that if we are to improve the care of our patients, each of us must take responsibility by serving our profession. There is no role too small. Each one of us must lead in our own way.
I look forward to the opportunity this year of speaking with each of you, not only as I travel the country to the various SHM meetings and chapter events, but also through this monthly column. I hope to share with you my observations of the happenings throughout hospital medicine. I expect to see and hear remarkable work being done by hospitalists across the country in our continued effort to bring increasing healthcare value to our patients. TH
Dr. Li is president of SHM, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and director of the hospital medicine program and associate chief of the division of general medicine and primary care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.