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Project Team
Project BOOST®
Implementation Toolkit

Project BOOST Teams, Mentors, and Advisory Board

BOOST Workbook - First Edition Project TeamClick to expand

(Funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation)

Mark V. Williams, MD, FHM
Principal Investigator
Advisory Board Co-Chair
Professor & Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Tina Budnitz, MPH
BOOST Project Director
Senior Advisor to the CEO
Society of Hospital Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH
Advisory Board Chair
Associate Professor
Division of Health Care Policy & Research
University of Colorado at Denver, Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

Daniel Dressler, MD, MSc, FHM
Co-Investigator
Director of Education, Section of Hospital Medicine
Associate Program Director, J Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency
Director, Internal Medicine Teaching Services
Emory University Hospital

Victoria E. Forth, MA
Project Coordinator
Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey L. Greenwald, MD, FHM
Co-Investigator
Director, Hospital Medicine Unit
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, FHM
Co-Investigator
Associate Chair, Department of Medicine
St Joseph Mercy Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI

Eric Howell, MD, FHM
Co-Investigator
Director of the Hospitalist Division
Director, Hospital Care
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Kathleen Kerr
Senior Advisor
Society of Hospital Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Greg Maynard, MD, FHM
Co-Investigator
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
UCSD Medical Center
San Diego, CA

Janet Nagamine, RN, MD, FHM
Co-Investigator
Kaiser Permanente/Safe and Reliable Healthcare
Santa Clara, CA

Lauren O'Sullivan
Project Coordinator
Society of Hospital Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Arpana R. Vidyarthi, MD
Co-Investigator
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Quality, Division of Hospital Medicine
Director of Quality and Safety Programs, GME
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Joy Barnosky
Senior Project Manager
Society of Hospital Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

 

 

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BOOST Advisory Board 1st EditionClick to expand

(Supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation)


SHM thanks all the members of the Project BOOST Advisory Board, who encompass a distinguished panel of experts with representation from the fields of hospital medicine, pharmacy, nursing, case management, social work and other organizations whose expertise was essential to the construction of the implementation guide for Improving Hospital Care Transitions for Older Adults.

Eric Coleman, MD, MPH
Advisory Board Chair
Associate Professor
Division of Health Care Policy & Research
University of Colorado at Denver, Health Sciences Center

Barbara Berkman, DSW, PhD
Helen Rehr/Ruth Fizdale Professor of Health & Mental Health
Columbia University School of Social Work

Tom Bookwalter, PharmD
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
UCSF Hospitalist Group

Daniel S. Budnitz, MD, MPH, CDR, USPHS
Division of Health Care Quality and Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rebecca Burkholder, JD
Vice President of Health Policy
National Consumers League

Gavin Hougham, PhD
Senior Program Officer
The John A. Hartford Foundation

Stephen F. Jencks, MD
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Allan M. Korn, MD, FACP
Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
BlueCross BlueShield Association

Seth Landefeld, MD, FACP
American Geriatrics Society
UCSF Hospitalist Group

Cheryl Lattimer, RN
Executive Director
Case Management Society of America

Carol Levine
Director, Families and Health Care Project
United Hospital Fund

Robert Palmer, MD, MPH
Vice-Chair for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

William Lyons, MD
American Geriatrics Society
Section of Geriatrics
Nebraska Medical Center

Lorraine C. Mion, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of Nursing Research & Geriatric Nursing
Nursing Business Office
Hamman 4 MetroHealth Medical Center

Assaf Morag, MD
Senior Platform Enabling Manager
Intel Corporation - Digital Health

Janet Nagamine, MD
Kaiser Permanente/Safe and Reliable Healthcare

Mary D Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Gail Povar, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Medicine
The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Cameron Medical Group

Deborah Queenan, MSW
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Jean Range
Executive Director, Business Development
The Joint Commission

Patricia Rutherford, RN, MS
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Eric Warm, MD
Society of General Internal Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Larry Wellikson, MD, FHM
Chief Executive Officer
Society of Hospital Medicine

Mark Williams, MD, FHM
Principal Investigator
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Daniel B. Wolfson, MHSA
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
ABIM Foundation

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BOOST Implementation Workbook - Second Edition Project TeamClick to expand

Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM
Principal Investigator, Project BOOST
Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Health Services Research
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Tina Budnitz, MPH
BOOST Project Architect
Society of Hospital Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Chase Coffey, MD, MS
Senior Staff Hospitalist
Associate Medical Director for Quality & Performance Excellence
Henry Ford System
Detroit, MI

Jeffrey Greenwald, MD, SFHM
Co-Investigator, Project BOOST
Inpatient Clinician Educator Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Eric Howell, MD, SFHM
Co-Investigator, Project BOOST
Director of the Hospitalist Division
Director, Hospital Care
John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Greg Maynard, MD, FHM
Co-Investigator, Project BOOST
Chief Medical Office, Society of Hospital Medicine
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
UCSD Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Lauren Valentino O'Sullivan
Project BOOST National Manager
Society of Hospital Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Kimberly Schonberger
Marketing Project Manager
Society of Hospital Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Contributors:

Jing Li, MD, MS
Research Program Director
Director, BOOST (Illinois)
Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jessica Philips, MS
Research Coordinator
Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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BOOST Mentors (Past & Present)Click to expand

Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM
Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Center for Health Services Research
University of Kentucky
Principal Investigator, Project BOOST
Past-President, Society of Hospital Medicine
Founding Editor, Journal of Hospital Medicine

Jeffrey Greenwald, MD, SFHM
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Inpatient Clinician Educator Service,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Investigator, Project BOOST

Chase Coffey, MD, MS
Senior Staff Hospitalist
Division of Hospital Medicine
Henry Ford Health System
Quality Associate
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Nasim Afsar-manesh, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine & Neurosurgery Associate Medical Director
Quality & Safety UCLA Medical Center Director
Hospital Medicine & Neurosurgical Clinical Quality
Programs Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Aziz Ansari, DO, FHM
Associate Director, Division of Hospital Medicine
Medical Director, Loyola Home Care and Hospice
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Neal Axon, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

Richard B. Balaban, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Hospital Medicine
Cambridge Health Alliance

Rebecca Daniels, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Director, Clinical Research, Internal Medicine
St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Daniel D. Dressler, MD, MSc, FHM
Director of Education, Section of Hospital Medicine
Associate Program Director, J Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency
Director, Internal Medicine Teaching Services, Emory University Hospital

Vikram K. Devisetty, MD, MBA, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Luke Hansen, MD, MHS
Lead Analyst, Project BOOST
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Keiki Hinami, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, FHM
Vice President for Quality and Systems Improvement
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Co-Investigator, Project BOOST

Eric Howell, MD, SFHM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospitalist Division
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
President, Society of Hospital Medicine
Co-Investigator, Project BOOST

Christopher Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Michigan Hospitalist Program
Associate Medical Director, Faculty Group Practice
Assistant Chief of Staff, Office of Clinical Affairs

James Haering, MD
Sparrow Hospital

Greg Maynard, MD, MSc, SFHM, CMO
SHM Director, UCSD Center for Innovation and Improvement Science
University of California, San Diego
Co-Investigator, Project BOOST

Joseph R. Munsayac, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Janet Nagamine, RN, MD, FHM
Hospitalist
Kaiser Permanente; Santa Clara, CA
Co-Investigator, Project BOOST

Andy Odden, MD
Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan

Amitkumar R. Patel, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Chithra Perumalswami, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jennifer Quartarolo MD, FHM
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego

Stephanie Rennke, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Jeff Rohde, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan

Lakshmi Swaminathan, MD
Assistant Director, Internal Medicine
Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center

Mohammad Salameh, MD
Director of Hospital Medicine
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Gregory Smith, MD, FHM
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Elizabeth Schulwolf, MD, MA
Division Director, Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

David Vandenberg, MD, SFHM
Medical Director, Outcomes Management
St Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ann Arbor

Arpana R. Vidyarthi, MD
Co-Investigator, Project BOOST
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Quality and Safety
Division of Hospital Medicine and Graduate Medical Education Institution
University of California San Francisco

Winthrop F. Whitcomb, MD MHM
Medical Director, Healthcare Quality
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA
Co-Founder and Past President, Society of Hospital Medicine

Kendall Williams, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine Service Chief
Penn Presbyterian Med Center

Robert Young, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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SHM is dedicated to the continuous improvement of the products and services that we offer. This toolkit and the BOOST Implementation Guide continue to be a work in progress and reflect the constantly changing state of the evidence and best practices; we highly encourage and welcome constructive criticism and feedback via email to BOOST@hospitalmedicine.org.

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