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SHM Press Releases

Society of Hospital Medicine Chooses Wiley to Publish Marquee Titles, Manage Career Center

August 16, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), a medical society comprised of more than 15,000 hospitalists, and global research and education leader Wiley today announced that, starting in January 2022, Wiley will both publish SHM’s industry-leading publications and support SHM in developing and managing its career center.

Society of Hospital Medicine’s Center for Quality Improvement to Partner on NIH Grant

August 12, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) proudly announces that its award-winning Center for Quality Improvement will partner on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) study, “The SIP Study: Simultaneously Implementing Pathways for Improving Asthma, Pneumonia, and Bronchiolitis Care for Hospitalized Children” (NIH R61HL157804).

Society of Hospital Medicine Signs On to Joint Statement in Support of Health Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

July 26, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has signed on to a joint statement with more than 40 other healthcare organizations and societies in support of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all workers in health and long-term care.

SHM - AAFP Joint Statement on Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

July 01, 2021

Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Both the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) hold that the opportunity to participate as a hospitalist should be open to all interested physicians whose education, training, and current competence qualify them to serve effectively in this role.

Philadelphia Business Journal Names Society of Hospital Medicine as One of Greater Philadelphia’s 2021 Best Places to Work

May 27, 2021

This week, the Philadelphia Business Journal announced its 2021 Greater Philadelphia Best Places to Work and named the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) as one of 20 recipients in the medium company category, comprised of organizations with 50-99 employees.

Society of Hospital Medicine Awards Nasim Afsar, MD, MBA, MHM With Exclusive Master in Hospital Medicine Designation

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently named three new Masters in Hospital Medicine to honor those who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the principles of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement within the specialty of hospital medicine. Nasim Afsar, MD, MBA, MHM has been elected a Master in Hospital Medicine, honoring her unwavering dedication to hospital medicine and the Society as an accomplished medical leader.

Society of Hospital Medicine Awards Shaun D. Frost, MD, MHM With Exclusive Master in Hospital Medicine Designation

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently named three new Masters in Hospital Medicine to honor those who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the principles of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement within the specialty of hospital medicine. Shaun D. Frost, MD, MHM has been elected a Master in Hospital Medicine, celebrating his comprehensive leadership background, commitment to medical education, innovation in hospitalist program operations, and various publications. He is also well-known for his mentorship of young hospitalist leaders.

Society of Hospital Medicine Awards Jeffrey L. Schnipper, MD, MPH, MHM With Exclusive Master in Hospital Medicine Designation

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently named three new Masters in Hospital Medicine to honor those who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the principles of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement within the specialty of hospital medicine. Jeffrey L. Schnipper, MD, MPH, MHM has been elected a Master in Hospital Medicine in celebration of his commitment to hospital medicine as an accomplished hospitalist, researcher, and quality improvement enthusiast.

Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Christopher P. Bruti, MD, MPH with 2021 Award of Excellence: Clinical Leadership for Physicians

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others. Christopher P. Bruti, MD, MPH, is this year’s recipient in the “Clinical Leadership for Physicians” category.

Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Krystle D. Apodaca, DNP, FHM with 2021 Award of Excellence: Clinical Leadership for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others. Krystle D. Apodaca, DNP, FHM, is this year’s recipient in the “Clinical Leadership for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants” category.

Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Lilia Cervantes, MD with 2021 Award of Excellence: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others. Lilia Cervantes, MD is this year’s recipient in the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” category.

Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP, SFHM with 2021 Award of Excellence: Humanitarian Services

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others. Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP, SFHM, is this year’s recipient in the “Humanitarian Services” category.

Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Leah Lleras, MS with 2021 Award of Excellence: Leadership for Practice Managers

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others. Leah Lleras, MS, is this year’s recipient in the “Leadership for Practice Managers” category.

Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Robert Zipper, MD, MMM, SFHM with 2021 Award of Excellence: Outstanding Service

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others. Robert Zipper, MD, MMM, SFHM, is this year’s recipient in the “Outstanding Service” category.

Society of Hospital Medicine Honors S. Ryan Greysen, MD, MHS, SFHM with 2021 Award of Excellence: Research

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others. S. Ryan Greysen, MD, MHS, SFHM is this year’s recipient in the “Research” category.

Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Grace C. Huang, MD with 2021 Award of Excellence: Teaching

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others. Grace C. Huang, MD is this year’s recipient in the “Teaching” category.

Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Intermountain Healthcare with 2021 Award of Excellence: Teamwork in Quality Improvement

May 18, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others. Intermountain Healthcare is this year’s recipient in the “Teamwork in Quality Improvement” category.

U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, to Speak at the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Annual Conference

April 22, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) proudly announces the addition of the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, as a keynote speaker at SHM Converge, SHM’s annual conference. Dr. Murthy will discuss burnout and well-being in healthcare, key themes of the conference, during a fireside chat with Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSCR, SFHM, president of SHM’s board of directors. The conversation will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET.

Society of Hospital Medicine Announces 2021 National Hospitalist Day

February 25, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the leading medical society for hospitalists and their patients, announced its plans to celebrate the third annual National Hospitalist Day on Thursday, March 4. As hospitalists continue to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, SHM will honor the entire hospital medicine care team on its print and digital platforms.

Society of Hospital Medicine Supports Confirmation of Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA as U.S. Surgeon General

February 25, 2021

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), announced support of the nomination of Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA to the position of Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Murthy is a well-respected hospitalist with decades of public health expertise and brings unparalleled capability to a role that is incredibly important during a once-in-a-lifetime public health crisis.

The Society of Hospital Medicine Releases COVID-19 Addendum to the 2020 State of Hospital Medicine Report

December 22, 2020

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently released the COVID-19 Addendum to the 2020 State of Hospital Medicine (SoHM) Report, the latest version in its series of biennial reports on national and regional trends in hospital medicine. The COVID-19 Addendum provides insight into how a diverse group of hospitalists and hospital medicine groups (HMGs) modified operations and care plans to address the surges of COVID-19 in their communities.

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

December 23, 2020

On Monday December 21, 2020, Congress passed sweeping end-of-year and COVID-19 legislation that included much-needed relief from impending cuts to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Hospitalists were originally slated to receive an estimated 8 percent reduction in their Medicare fee-for-service revenues based on finalized policies in the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. According to Congressional estimates, the legislation would reduce the impact of the cuts by approximately half to two-thirds.

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

December 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is surging to new levels, with no sights of slowing down in the coming weeks. During the holiday season, we naturally feel increased compassion and empathy towards our friends, neighbors, and community. This year, it is more important than ever that we come together and harness that positive energy to help our communities as they continue to battle one of the most significant challenges in recent memory. Hospitalists have been on the front lines of the pandemic since day one. They have tirelessly cared for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 nationwide, performed research studies, and led teams through times of uncertainty and chaos, among many other contributions to help manage this public health crisis.

The Society of Hospital Medicine Urges Congress to Reverse Changes in Reimbursement Rates Under 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

December 02, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which finalized proposed changes to Medicare reimbursement rates, including a significant negative budget neutrality adjustment. For hospitalists, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) estimates that the adjustment will amount to an estimated eight percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement rates, which will go into effect on January 1, 2021.

Longtime SHM Member and Graduate Medical Education Leader Daniel I. Steinberg, MD, SFHM, FACP Receives 2021 ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award

November 12, 2020

On Tuesday, November 10, Daniel I. Steinberg, MD, SFHM, FACP was one of ten graduate medical education program directors from across the United States to receive the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) 2021 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award. This award “recognizes program directors who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency/fellowship programs and served as exemplary role models for residents and fellows” and is considered the most prestigious award in the field. Dr. Steinberg has been a respected member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) since 2003 and has continuously contributed to the success of SHM and the evolution of the hospital medicine specialty.

Society of Hospital Medicine’s Center for Quality Improvement to Partner on NIH Grant

October 29, 2020

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) proudly announces that its award-winning Center for Quality Improvement will partner on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) “Virtual Mentored Implementation to Reduce REVISITS (Reducing Respiratory Emergent Visits using Implementation Science Interventions Tailored to Setting)” Study (NIH 1 R01 HL146644). The core objective of the five-year study is to identify scalable solutions for reducing excessive, preventable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) acute care revisits.

The Society of Hospital Medicine Announces Opposition to Proposed Changes to J-1 Visa Structure

October 26, 2020

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the leading medical society for hospitalists and their patients, is strongly opposed to a recent proposal by the Department of Homeland Security to eliminate the “duration of status” standard associated with the J-1 visa and replace it with a fixed time period. In support of hospitalists and the care they provide patients in need, SHM sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security outlining its concerns related to the proposed change.

Society of Hospital Medicine Joins the Council of Medical Specialty Societies in Condemning Recent Claims of Physicians Overcounting COVID-19 Deaths for Financial or Political Gain

October 26, 2020

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the leading medical society for hospitalists and their patients, stands with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) and its fellow member societies in condemning recent claims that physicians, including hospitalists, are overcounting COVID-19 deaths for financial or political gain.

Society of Hospital Medicine Announces 2021 Virtual Annual Conference: SHM Converge

October 14, 2020

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) announced its virtual Annual Conference for 2021: SHM Converge. Formerly known as Hospital Medicine 2021 (HM21), SHM Converge will take place virtually from May 3-7, 2021, and will offer a fully digital experience with the same education, professional development and networking hospitalists have come to expect from SHM’s Annual Conference.

The Society of Hospital Medicine Launches Annual Conference Entirely Online: Hospital Medicine 2020 (HM20) Virtual

August 10, 2020

For the first time in its history, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) will host its Annual Conference, Hospital Medicine 2020 (HM20), virtually. Known for its cutting-edge education and networking opportunities, SHM will bring the excitement of San Diego, where Hospital Medicine 2020 was intended to take place, to attendees’ homes and offices.

Journal of Hospital Medicine Publishes Novel Research on Pooled Testing for SARS-CoV-2

July 30, 2020

Earlier this week, the Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM), the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), published novel research online first, “Pooled Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Hospitalized Patients,” authored by David Mastrianni, MD, et al. This study demonstrates a method of SARS-CoV-2 testing that may help conserve testing supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) while reducing the cost of large-scale testing.

Society of Hospital Medicine Celebrates 2020 Awards of Excellence Recipients and Notable Contributions to Hospital Medicine

July 21, 2020

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Awards of Excellence Program celebrates members who have made exceptional contributions to hospital medicine in a wide variety of categories, including Clinical Leadership for Physicians, Excellence in Teaching, Outstanding Services in Hospital Medicine, Excellence in Research and others.

AMA Expands Online Education Hub to Further Streamline the Lifelong Learning, Licensure and Certification Needs of Physicians and Health Care Professionals

July 14, 2020

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the expansion of its online education portal aimed at offering physicians and other health care professionals a centralized location for finding, earning, tracking and reporting continuing medical education (CME) and other education on a wide range of clinical and professional topics. The newly enhanced AMA Ed HubTM offers physicians and their care teams access to educational activities developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). Additionally, the platform now allows physicians who are board certified with the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) to have their credits automatically reported to ABPath.

Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM, Assumes Role as CEO of the Society of Hospital Medicine

July 01, 2020

Today, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the leading medical society for hospitalists, officially welcomes Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Howell will report to the Board of Directors and is tasked with ensuring that SHM continues to serve the evolving needs and interests of its members while overseeing the organization’s strategic direction.

Society of Hospital Medicine Announces New Officer Appointments, Welcomes New Member to the Board of Directors

April 24, 2020

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is pleased to announce that Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSCR, SFHM has assumed the presidency of SHM’s Board of Directors, succeeding Christopher Frost, MD, SFHM. In addition, Jerome C. Siy, MD, SFHM was voted president-elect, Rachel Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM was elected treasurer and Kris Rehm, MD, SFHM was voted secretary. In addition, Darlene Tad-y, MD, SFHM was elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Eric Howell, MD, MHM, Selected as Next CEO of the Society of Hospital Medicine

February 20, 2020

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the leading medical society for hospitalists, announced today the appointment of Dr. Eric Howell as Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Howell will be replacing Dr. Laurence Wellikson, who helped in founding the Society of Hospital Medicine, and has been its first and only CEO since 2000.

Society of Hospital Medicine Launches 2020 State of Hospital Medicine Survey

January 06, 2020

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently opened the 2020 State of Hospital Medicine (SoHM) Survey and is participants to contribute data about their group to the collective understanding of the state of the specialty. Results from the biennial Survey will be analyzed and compiled into the 2020 SoHM Report to provide the most up-to-date data on hospitalist practice demographics, staffing levels, turnover, staff growth, financial support, and compensation. The Survey is open now through February 16, 2020.

Laurence Wellikson, MD, MHM, Announces Retirement as CEO of Society of Hospital Medicine

August 08, 2019

After serving as the first and only Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) since January of 2000, Laurence Wellikson, MD, MHM, has announced his retirement effective on December 31, 2020. In parallel, the SHM Board of Directors have commenced a search for his successor.

Journal of Hospital Medicine Affirms Dedication to Diversity and Inclusion through Data Collection Initiative

June 18, 2019

The Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM), the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), revealed a new data collection initiative to inform improved representation in academic medicine.

SHM Announces 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners

April 05, 2019

Award Winners Make Exemplary Contributions to Hospital Medicine to Improve Patient Care

Journal of Hospital Medicine Launches Clinical Guideline Highlights for the Hospitalist Series

March 07, 2019

The Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM), the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), has launched its second new series this year, entitled Clinical Guideline Highlights for the Hospitalist. Alongside the new Leadership and Professional Development series, this addition plays a large role in the vision for the future of the journal, spearheaded by new Editor-in-Chief, Samir Shah, MD, MSCE, MHM.

Society of Hospital Medicine Presents Two Esteemed Hospitalists with Exclusive Master in Hospital Medicine Designation

March 01, 2019

Noteworthy Honor Reserved for Leaders Making Significant Contributions to the Specialty

Journal of Hospital Medicine Launches Leadership and Professional Development Series

February 14, 2019

The Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), has launched a new Leadership and Professional Development (LPD) series, which debuted in the February 2019 issue. This month’s issue includes an introduction to the new series as well as the inaugural LPD article entitled “Hire Hard, Manage Easy.”

Society of Hospital Medicine Announces National Hospitalist Day

January 11, 2019

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the leading non-profit medical society serving the hospital medicine care team, proudly announces the inaugural National Hospitalist Day, to be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Journal of Hospital Medicine Research Explores Behavioral Nudges to Minimize Patient Sleep Disruption

January 08, 2019

The Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), published a study today entitled “Effectiveness of SIESTA on Objective and Subjective Metrics of Nighttime Hospital Sleep Disruptors,” which focuses on improving the inpatient overnight experience through routine changes, nursing education and electronic health record (EHR) modifications.

Society of Hospital Medicine Releases 2018 State of Hospital Medicine Report

October 08, 2018

Earlier this week, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) released the 2018 State of Hospital Medicine (SoHM) Report, the latest version in its series of biennial reports on national and regional trends in hospital medicine. Data included in the SoHM Report encompasses hospitalist compensation and production in addition to practice demographics, staffing levels, turnover, staff growth and financial support. This data assists practice administrators, HMG leaders, hospital executives, consultants and researchers in benchmarking their HMGs against others to inform management decisions on staffing, compensation and more.

Society of Hospital Medicine Announces Dr. Eric Howell as Chief Operating Officer

August 21, 2018

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the appointment of Eric Howell, MD, MHM to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Howell joins the society with a wealth of expertise in hospital medicine from both the provider and operations perspectives.

Society of Hospital Medicine Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Winners

April 26, 2018

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2018 Awards of Excellence. SHM’s annual Awards of Excellence honor hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical excellence, teaching, teamwork, research and humanitarian services, among others. The winners were recognized at SHM’s annual conference, Hospital Medicine 2018, in Orlando, Florida on April 10, 2018.

Society of Hospital Medicine Awards Four Distinguished Leaders with Exclusive Masters in Hospital Medicine Designation

April 19, 2018

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently named four new Masters in Hospital Medicine, who were honored on April 9 at Hospital Medicine 2018, the largest educational and networking event dedicated to the hospital medicine specialty, in Orlando, Florida. The Master in Hospital Medicine (MHM) designation was introduced in 2010 to honor those who demonstrate experience in the principles of leadership, teamwork and quality improvement within the specialty of hospital medicine.

Journal of Hospital Medicine Releases Consensus Statement to Address Opioid Prescribing in the Inpatient Setting

April 05, 2018

The Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), has released a statement titled “Improving the Safety of Opioid Use for Acute Noncancer Pain in Hospitalized Adults: A Consensus Statement from the Society of Hospital Medicine” in response to the growing issue of managing opioid prescribing in the inpatient setting.

Society of Hospital Medicine Brings Annual Conference to Orlando

March 28, 2018

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) will host its annual conference, Hospital Medicine 2018 (HM18), at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida from April 8 to 11, 2018. HM18 is the largest national gathering of hospitalists in the United States, offering a comprehensive array of educational and networking opportunities designed specifically for the hospital medicine professional. SHM welcomes Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Robert M. Wachter, MD, MHM, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco as its featured keynote speakers.

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

March 07, 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.

Journal of Hospital Medicine Releases Position Statement on Use of Ultrasound to Guide Bedside Procedures

January 26, 2018

The Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), recently released a statement, “Credentialing of Hospitalists in Ultrasound-Guided Bedside Procedures: A Position Statement of the Society of Hospital Medicine,” which is the first of a six-part series of position statements.

Society of Hospital Medicine Announces New President and President-Elect, Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Directors

May 01, 2018

While at Hospital Medicine 2018 (HM18) in Orlando, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) Chief Executive Officer, Laurence Wellikson, MD, MHM, announced that Christopher Frost, MD, SFHM was voted President-Elect. Steven B. Deitelzweig, MD, MMM, SFHM and Jerome C. Siy, MD, SFHM were also elected to the Board for three-year terms.

SHM Awards Three Hospital Medicine Leaders with Exclusive Masters in Hospital Medicine Designation

April 20, 2017

Noteworthy Honor Reserved for Leaders Making Significant Contributions to Hospital Medicine

SHM Awarded the Eisenberg Award as Part of the I-PASS Study Group

April 06, 2017

Prestigious Award Recognized Contributions to Improving Patient Safety

SHM Announces 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners

March 28, 2017

Award Winners Make Exemplary Contributions to Hospital Medicine to Improve Care of Hospitalized Patients

Novel JHM Research Explores Challenges of VIP Patient Care

March 13, 2017

First-of-its-Kind Study Finds Clinicians Often Feel Pressured by Patients, Families to Perform Unnecessary Testing and Treatment.

SHM Releases Resources to Educate Hospital Medicine Professionals on MACRA

January 12, 2017

Updated Resources Help Hospitalists Successfully Navigate New Payment Structure, Keep Hospitalists Informed.

SHM Partners with 10 U.S. Hospitals to Reduce Adverse Events Associated with Opioid Prescribing

December 21, 2016

Mentored Implementation Framework Helps Hospitals, Clinicians Increase Patient Safety through Implementation of Evidence-Based Best Practices

SHM Releases 2016 State of Hospital Medicine Report

October 21, 2016

Biennial Report Provides Extensive Insight into Hospital Medicine Group Configuration and Operation, Now Available in Enhanced Mobile Version.

SHM Welcomes Beth Hawley, MBA, SFHM, FACHE as Chief Operating Officer

July 05, 2016

Hawley Brings Years of Healthcare Insight & Organizational Leadership to Fortify Society’s Mission of Improving Care of Hospitalized Patients

SHM Submits Comments, Suggestions on MACRA Rule to CMS

June 30, 2016

Comments seek to ensure hospitalists can participate in payment pathway of their choosing, stresses fair and accurate assessment.

Three Hospitalists Honored on Modern Healthcare’s List of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders

April 14, 2016

Recognition Confirms Hospitalists’ Influence and Leadership in the US Healthcare System

SHM to Partner with 18 U.S. Hospitals to Improve Patient Outcomes through Medication Reconciliation

April 04, 2016

AHRQ Funding Supports Mentored Implementation Program to Help Hospitals Decrease Adverse Drug Events

Future Hospitalists Honored with Society of Hospital Medicine Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant

March 26, 2016

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)’s Physician in Training Committee recently announced the 2016 Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant recipients.

SHM's Project Boost™ Integrates Into Cerner EHR Processes

October 05, 2015

New readmission prevention technology available to Cerner clients.

State of Hospital Medicine: Nationwide Demand Continues for Hospitalists

September 05, 2014

Findings from SHM’s Bi-Annual Survey Report Show Increasing Roles of Family Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Hospital Medicine

Hospitalists Agree: For Better Patient Care, Observation Status Needs Overhaul

July 30, 2014

New Report from SHM Recommends Changes to Improve Observation Status, Provides New Research on Impact in the Hospital