About Hospitalists and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)

Hospital medicine is the fastest growing medical specialty, with 84 percent of teaching hospitals having at least three hospitalists on staff1, and 89 percent of hospitals with more than 200 beds having a hospital medicine program2. There are currently more than 44,000 hospitalists in the United States and Canada.

Inside the hospital, hospitalists are team leaders and influential decision makers for diagnosis, treatment, systems change and management.

SHM strives to build strong relationships with industry partners and offers many opportunities to meet and reach more than 13,000 members and other hospitalists.

Foot Notes

1Yong-Fang et al. "Growth in the Care of Older Patients by Hospitalists in the United States." The New England Journal of Medicine; 360-1102-12., March 2009.

2AHA Annual Survey files for 2003-2009, data on file.

Whether in marketing, sales or recruiting, industry professionals have many reasons for considering hospitalists as customers. Learn more about how hospitalists influence decisions in a number of industries, such as:

Learn more about how the SHM can help professionals reach hospitalists and healthcare leaders. Contact Kristin Scott, Director of Business Development, SHM at kscott@hospitalmedicine.org or call 267-702-2604.