Dr. Pronovost sees the gaps and barriers in having a management structure at our nation’s hospitals that is staffed, financed, and trained to deliver high performance. He does specifically call out hospitalists as a new specialty that is better organized to potentially be part of the solution. SHM and our hospitalists want to move this from a possibility and a potential to affect real change, consistently, day after day, at as many hospitals as we can reach. That is the promise of hospital medicine, and that is the vision of SHM. TH
Dr. Wellikson is CEO of SHM.
- Pronovost PJ, Marstellar JA. A physician management infrastructure. JAMA. 2011;305(5):500-501.