July 5, 2023
The 2023 SHM Converge Conference in Austin, Texas was the backdrop for a chance encounter between two old friends. We and our spouses met during residency 20 years ago, became fast friends, and then...
The Unsung Health Care Hero: When the Physician Advisor Saved a Life
April 11, 2023
Leaving against medical advice is not uncommon in hospitals, but when Ms. Lydia asked to sign out, the nurse and hospitalist were shocked. Ms. Lydia, a sweet, 72-year-old patient with sepsis from...
The 7 Deadly Sins for LOS
April 3, 2023
Dr. Soares Hospitalization is an essential resource for the treatment of many patients, but are we doing it in the safest and most efficient way? Achieving effective hospitalizations with a...
Alternative Hospitalist “Uniform” When Hospitalists Were New (2003)
February 22, 2023
I read with interest the contrasting articles “Have We Gotten too Casual “ and “Heels, White Coats, Formal Wear, and Scrubs” all about hospitalists’ attire in the January 2023 issue. It...
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
December 12, 2022
Twitter versus other platforms When Elon Musk bought Twitter in October it was anybody’s guess how things might change on the platform. Not even two months later the company has lost almost 67% of...
Hospitalists’ Reflections Offer Hope and Optimism for the Coming Years
December 1, 2022
As we come to the close of 2022, we take a moment to reflect on what we’ve learned these last few years, and more importantly, what new challenges and opportunities lie ahead. We spoke with...
A Time of Self Reflection
November 17, 2022
A Q & A with SHM member, Karla Pambogo, RN, MBA It’s an exciting time to be part of hospital medicine as there are so many opportunities to get involved. Ms. Pambogo What’s your...
Scrubs or No Scrubs?
November 16, 2022
It's a question more and more physicians are asking--scrubs or no scrubs? Dr. Ashley Trotter and Dr. James Kim share their opinions on the topic. Have We Gotten Too Casual? By Ashley Trotter,...
The Blueprint for Overcoming Burnout Exists
September 1, 2022
“No one is the same,” whispered a physician seated at an adjacent table, echoing the sentiment of the entire conference room of health care workers at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. We were...
The Power of Pictures at the Bedside
September 1, 2022
Shutterstock.com The COVID-19 epidemic provided a stark opportunity to learn what the hospital experience was like with no visitors. Disconnection and loneliness in the hospital, however, long...