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Adfinitas Health Signs on as Society of Hospital Medicine’s First Institutional Partner

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March 07, 2018

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Representing the fastest growing specialty in modern healthcare, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the leading medical society for hospitalists and their patients.

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New Program Offers Customized Memberships for Select Hospital Medicine Management Companies and Health Systems with Large Hospitalist Groups 

Philadelphia, PA (March 7, 2018) – The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced that Adfinitas Health is the first organization to sign on as part of SHM’s new institutional partner program, offering customized memberships for select hospital medicine management companies and health systems with large hospitalist groups. Each institution will receive benefits specifically designed to meet its unique needs.

“We are excited to launch the institutional partner program with an organization that truly defines being a leader in healthcare and in hospital medicine,” says Laurence Wellikson, MD, MHM, Chief Executive Officer of SHM. “The synergies that will follow with Adfinitas and future institutional partners will ensure SHM is at the forefront of the hospital medicine movement, providing hospitalists with the resources they need to improve patient care.”

In 2017, SHM launched a "listening tour" to gain an understanding of strategic objectives of organizations that employ large numbers of hospitalists. Representatives from SHM met with existing members who are program directors, C-suite executives, multi-site group leaders and practice administrators to discover how SHM could help positively impact their staff and identified some common themes, including:

  • Integrating nurse practitioners and physician assistants into their practices
  • Growth and succession planning and incorporating SHM meetings, CME, and training into those plans
  • Proving the value of the hospital medicine program to the C-suite

This resulted in SHM launching an institutional partner program, featuring partnerships that are structured over a two-year period. SHM staff will be in constant communication with each partner and serve as a concierge for their specific goals and objectives. Growing membership from these partnerships will also help with SHM’s efforts on Capitol Hill and the strength of the hospital medicine movement overall.

In turn, institutional partners like Adfinitas receive deeper discounts on SHM membership, custom policy webinars and educational opportunities and other benefits tailored to the specific priorities of each organization.

“We strive to be an employer of choice for hospitalists – physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants,” notes Douglas Mitchell, MD, MBA, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Adfinitas Health. “We know that our providers look to SHM as a resource for clinical and professional development, and by becoming an institutional partner, we hope to support that growth objective.”

For more information on the institutional partner program, contact Debra Beach, SHM’s Customer Experience Manager at dbeach@hospitalmedicine.org.

About SHM:

Representing the fastest growing specialty in modern healthcare, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the leading medical society for more than 57,000 hospitalists and their patients. SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients and overall excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through quality improvement, education, advocacy and research. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists can contribute to decreased patient lengths of stay, reductions in hospital costs and readmission rates and increased patient satisfaction

For more information about SHM and hospital medicine, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org and follow SHM on Twitter at @SHMLive

About Adfinitas Health:

Adfinitas Health is the trusted partner of more than 50 healthcare systems, hospitals and post-acute care centers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Founded in 2007, Adfinitas Health is a physician-owned and managed company that provides high-quality, cost-effective integrated medical services across the full continuum of care. Our unique integrated staffing model, unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and focus on improving outcomes, creates opportunities to transform patient care and drive value. For more information, please visit AdfinitasHealth.com.

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