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The Society of Hospital Medicine Issues Response to Racism

June 15, 2020

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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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In response to recent events, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has issued the following response to racism in the U.S.:

SHM deplores the negative impact of racism in our nation and will always strive to remedy racial inequities in our healthcare system. Racism in our society cannot be ignored. Nor will SHM ignore racism’s impact on public health. SHM enthusiastically supports its members working to promote equity and reduce the adverse impact of racism. We are committed to using our platform to improve the health of patients everywhere.

SHM would like to reaffirm its long-valued dedication to diversity and inclusion. We remain committed to promoting healthy discussions and action throughout our publications, resources and member communities, as outlined by our diversity and inclusion statement.