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

April 19, 2018

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Noteworthy Honor Reserved for Leaders Making Significant Contributions to Hospital Medicine

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.

“These accomplished individuals represent the hall of fame in hospital medicine,” notes Laurence Wellikson, MD, MHM, Chief Executive Officer of SHM. “These Masters in Hospital Medicine’s contributions to the specialty and to healthcare overall demonstrate the impact that the hospital medicine is having in the practice of medicine and the entire healthcare landscape.”

SHM is proud to announce the following new Masters in Hospital Medicine for their outstanding contributions to SHM and the hospital medicine specialty:

  • Andrew D. Auerbach, MD, MPH, MHM, Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine, in honor of his leadership as a stellar researcher, devoted mentor and key contributor to the Society of Hospital Medicine. He has authored or co-authored the seminal research describing effects of hospital medicine systems on patient outcomes, costs, and care quality. In addition, Dr. Auerbach leads a 13-hospital research collaborative focused on new discoveries in healthcare delivery models in acute care settings, and continues an active research mentoring program at UCSF. Dr. Auerbach also serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, SHM’s flagship peer-reviewed publication for hospital medicine.
  • Daniel Brotman, MD, MHM, Director of the Hospitalist Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, in honor of his exceptional accomplishments as a clinician, educator, leader, researcher and mentor. Since his arrival, the Johns Hopkins Hospital hospitalist program has become one of the top academic hospital programs in the country, due to Dr. Brotman’s exceptional skills as a mentor for students, fellows and junior faculty. Dr. Brotman has over 100 Pubmed-indexed publications and is a sought-after peer reviewer for dozens of major medical journals. As a member of SHM, he has chaired the Education Committee and the Annual Conference Committee and served on the Research Committee and the Academic Committee. He also served as Couse Director for two of SHM’s annual conferences. He is also a Senior Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
  • Robert Harrington, Jr., MD, MHM, President and Chief Medical Officer of SurveyVitals, for his extensive contributions to the field, the Society of Hospital Medicine and healthcare as a whole. Dr. Harrington graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and began his career serving in the US Air Force at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, spending several years in a traditional Family Medicine practice before starting his first hospitalist program in North Carolina. He has had significant senior leadership positions at a number of varied healthcare enterprises and demonstrated strong dedication to SHM, having served on SHM’s Board of Directors and as President of SHM in 2016-17.
  • Janet Nagamine, MD, BSN, MHM, Hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, California, in honor of her dedication to the specialty and her demonstration of the core tenets of SHM’s philosophy. Her experience practicing in multiple roles on the care team as a nurse and then as a physician drives her unique knowledge for improving teamwork in hospital medicine. She has led numerous quality improvement projects, including the development of a patient safety curriculum for staff and anonymous reporting mechanisms, focused on identifying problems in the system, rather than just identifying individuals. She has also served on the SHM Board of Directors for 5 years, served on the Editorial Board and as Assistant Editor of the Journal Hospital Medicine and received SHM’s Award for Clinical Excellence in 2002.

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