By  | September 29, 2017 |  0
­SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: September 14 – 28, 2017 Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare news. For the full stories, click on the links below: SHM Board member Danielle Scheurer, MD, SFHM, MSCR and research from the Journal of Hospital Medicine were mentioned in an […]
By  | September 27, 2017 |  0
On my way home from Scotland, I had a moment to watch a movie while my daughter was caught up in the encore adventures of Moana. I stumbled upon Hidden Figures, the story of the African American women at NASA who helped launch John Glenn into space, relaunching the nation’s space program. These women were […]
By  | September 20, 2017 |  0
Waiting to enter, the history began to unfold. As I glanced past the modern idle ambulances, the beauty of the porticoed walkways conveyed its antiquity. This entrance is a mere 400 years old, a recent upgrade to the 1286 facility. Once inside, through the automatic doorways, the lobby was not unlike many others. Couches framed […]
By  | September 18, 2017 |  1
“Patient-centered care implies that the patient is always right and that their opinion should win out over the physician’s opinion.” I read that quote from Dr. Katie Neuendorf in a recent article in The Hospitalist, and it resonated with me right away. In the article, Dr. Neuendorf explains that patient-centered care should really be “relationship-centered […]
By  | September 14, 2017 |  0
­SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: August 31 – September 14, 2017 Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare news. For the full stories, click on the links below: SHM member Sandra Wilson, MD, FACP, FHM was highlighted in Santa Ynez Valley News discussing her personalized health care […]
By  | September 11, 2017 |  0
You all think you know hospice. You don’t, and I will tell you why. Hospice is a bastard child of the Medicare system. It went live in 1983 as a standalone entity during the Reagan administration and remains a disjointed program today. I would characterize its evolution as such: the road to hell is paved with good intentions. […]