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Resources for Hospitalists on COVID-19.

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Listen to hospital medicine leaders discuss COVID-19's impact on the specialty and the broader medical community on "Explore the Space" with Dr. Mark Shapiro.

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Press Releases

The Society of Hospital Medicine Welcomes Congressional Relief from Upcoming Medicare Cuts

December 23, 2020
New Legislation Responds to Society’s Concerns Related to Hospitalist Reimbursement
The Society of Hospital Medicine Releases COVID-19 Addendum to the 2020 State of Hospital Medicine Report
December 22, 2020
Addendum Highlights Hospitalists’ Vital Clinical and Leadership Roles, Modifications in Hospital Medicine Group Operational Strategies During COVID-19 Pandemic

An Open Letter to Our Communities from the Society of Hospital Medicine

December 16, 2020
Letter from Board of Directors Urges All To Be Vigilant and Adhere to COVID-19 Guidelines to Support Hospitalists and the Healthcare Community
The Society of Hospital Medicine Urges Congress to Reverse Changes in Reimbursement Rates Under 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
December 2, 2020
Society Estimates Approximately Eight Percent Reduction in Reimbursement for Hospitalists Following Budget Neutrality Adjustment

SHM in the News

Already combating COVID-19, immigrant physicians wrestle with visa restrictions | Johnson City Press 

May 3, 2020

Dr. Amit Vashist, the chief clinical officer for Ballad Health and a member of the Society [of] Hospital Medicine’s public policy committee, said health care workers on visas are typically required to work in only a specific medical facility or facilities.

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Perelman School of Medicine Awards| University of Pennsylvania

April 14, 2020

Nadia Bennett [recipient of the Blockley-Osler Award] ...currently serves on the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine Council and on the Education Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine. 

When Are Coronavirus Symptoms Bad Enough to Warrant Going to the Hospital? | US News & World Report

April 8, 2020

People with COVID-19 experience a variety of symptoms that are similar to having the flu, says Dr. Eric Howell, incoming CEO of the Society of Hospital Medicine. "The distinguishing factor is that most people with influenza don't get short of breath," he says. "And fortunately, most people with COVID-19 don't get short of breath." 

Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Support of Physician Support | Medscape

April 5, 2020

"You wouldn't send a soldier into battle wearing a bathing suit," said Laurence Wellikson, MD, the CEO of the CMSS member group Society of Hospital Medicine. "We're asking for the same thing."

Stories from the Front Lines

Fill out the form to share a story of an extraordinary individual and how he or she has demonstrated the essential contributions of hospital medicine professionals during this pandemic. We might choose to feature your story in The Hospitalist, SHM’s monthly newsmagazine, or on SHM's Media Center!