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Announcing the 2019 chapter awards and grant recipients

Chapter Excellence Awards

The Society of Hospital Medicine is proud to recognize its chapters for their hard work and dedication through Chapter Excellence Awards. Each year, chapters strive to demonstrate growth, sustainability, and innovation within their activities, which are then recognized at SHM’s annual conference.

Please join SHM in congratulating the following chapters on their year of success in 2018!

Platinum Chapters: Iowa; Knoxville; Maryland; Michigan; Minnesota; New Mexico; North Carolina Triangle; Pacific Northwest; Southwest Florida; Wiregrass.

Gold Chapters: Houston; NYC/Westchester; Piedmont Triad; San Francisco Bay Area

Silver Chapters: Boston/Eastern Massachusetts; Charlotte Metro Area; Gulf States; Hampton Roads; Kentucky; Maine; Nebraska; North Jersey; Rocky Mountain; South Central Pennsylvania; South Texas; St. Louis.

Outstanding Chapter of the Year

Michigan. The Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award goes to one chapter that exemplifies high performance, going above and beyond the basic chapter requirements. The recipient of the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award for 2018 is the Michigan chapter of SHM.

The Michigan chapter continues to embrace the mission of our society and nurtures a vibrant, multidisciplinary membership. It is currently the largest chapter in the program, representing more than 750 SHM members.

Using a technology-enabled platform, the Michigan chapter has expanded its meetings to four different sites, leveraging expertise from across the state. The chapter recently held its largest meeting focused on provider burnout, with more than 100 attendees across four different sites. It featured a main speaker as well as a multidisciplinary panel of leaders from eight different health systems.

The chapter has successfully incorporated advocacy into its annual planning and actively responds to new legislation affecting hospital medicine. It continues to be an active and valued member of the Michigan medical community and the SHM chapter community at large.

In addition to the service to members, the chapter strives to serve the SHM chapter community at large by collaborating and sharing best practices.

The chapter’s level of originality is not only a benefit to the chapter, but also to SHM’s Chapter program as a whole. Congratulations to the Michigan chapter on being named the Outstanding Chapter of 2018.

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