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Team Hospitalist Seats Nine New Members


Jairy C. Hunter, MD, MBA, SFHM

Associate executive medical director for case management and care transitions, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

QUOTABLE: “Hospital medicine is at the forefront of the changes to the way our country approaches healthcare delivery. In my view, hospitalists will play a pivotal role, through innovation, to ensure our patients receive the care they deserve in a safe and efficient manner. We should view this time as an opportunity to demonstrate the value of our expertise.”

Gregory Harlan, MD, MPH

Director of medical affairs, IPC: The Hospitalist Company, North Hollywood, Calif.; clinical instructor, University of Southern California Medical School; pediatric hospitalist, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

QUOTABLE: “Hospitalist medicine is defining the next iteration of acute- and post-acute care at a systems level. Hospitalists are innovative and working within their facilities to enact change. I have worked in various settings: as an academic, medical director, PCP, and acute hospitalist. I appreciate the complexity of health care today.”

Klaus Suehler, MD, FHMHospitalist, Midwest Internal Medicine Hospitalists, Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, Minn.

QUOTABLE: “Being a hospitalist is both a challenging and rewarding way to practice medicine. We are the patient’s advocate at a time of acute and often life-threatening illness.”

Anand Kartha, MD, MSc

Hospitalist, VA Boston Healthcare System; assistant professor of medicine, Boston University; lecturer in medicine, Harvard Medical School

QUOTABLE: “Being a hospitalist gives me the wonderful opportunity to help people in their time of acute need. Taking care of veterans in particular allows me the privilege of caring for those who help keep us safe.”

Midori Larrabee, MD

Hospitalist medical director, Valley General Hospital, Monroe, Wash.

QUOTABLE: “Hospital medicine allows me the time and flexibility to both practice clinical medicine and advocate for my patients as a physician leader.”

Bryan Weiss, MBA

Director, consulting services practice, MedSynergies, Irving, Texas

QUOTABLE: “I am passionate and believe in hospital medicine.”

James O’Callaghan, MD, FAAP, FHM

Regional pediatric hospitalist, Evergreen (Wash.) Hospital; medical hospitalist, Seattle Children’s Hospital

QUOTABLE: “As a pediatric hospitalist, I am privileged to work with patients and families during what is typically the most stressful event of their lives, and to help them successfully navigate the complexities of modern U.S. health care.”

Julie L. Fedderson, MD

Assistant professor of medicine and internal-medicine chief quality and outcomes officer, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

QUOTABLE: “Being a hospitalist has provided me daily challenges and forces me

to think outside the box to obtain the best outcomes for my patients. The ability to truly steer standardization of care and evidence-based medicine is amazing. This unique opportunity to care for patients on the individual level, and still provide insight into population management, epitomizes what our goals as hospitalists should be.”

Julianna Lindsey, MD, MBA, FHM

COO and strategist, Synergy Surgicalists; lead consultant, Asynd Consulting, Nashville, Tenn.

QUOTABLE: “Being a hospitalist is the best job in medicine. Hospitalists have the satisfaction of delivering care to patients at the bedside, in addition to the opportunity to drive patient quality, safety, and satisfaction initiatives on a larger scale. It’s the best place in medicine, in my opinion.”

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