I handed in my resignation. Change! Loss! I will miss the radiologists, the nurses, the cardiologists, nephrologists, neurologists, the women who work in the cafeteria, the maintenance guys, the women who clean the floors, the IT guys, the residents, my beloved secretary, and my wonderful hospitalist docs. This is the only place I’ve worked since I finished my residency, and the place I’ve spent many more waking hours than at home for the last 11 years. Everyone’s cell phone number is in my blackberry. This is where I learned to be a doctor and a boss, how to negotiate, how to hire someone, how to fire someone, how to run a meeting, how to make a presentation, how to be humbled by mistakes while still growing proud and strong. I know new adventures await me. I know I will make new connections and gain important skills, but it feels like leaving home.
The sudden resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter got me to thinking. Let me say up front this post isn’t about politics. And by the time it gets uploaded, our national ten-minute news cycle will probably have moved on to some other world crisis or titillating disclosure and people will be saying, “Rob […]
Wait a minute. Isn’t there an ongoing national shortage of hospitalists? Don’t most hospital medicine groups have trouble recruiting enough providers? You wouldn’t think hospitalists would be at much risk for being laid off. But believe it or not, it does happen. Management companies lose contracts. Hospitals get acquired or lose a big book of […]
I receive lots of calls and emails from HM group leaders, APP leads and others looking to up their game in APP integration. The calls fall into certain domains, and I thought it might be a good time to address some of these concerns. Training/Onboarding: This is the number one domain I get questions about. […]