Leslie Flores

About Leslie Flores

Leslie Flores is a founding partner at Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants, a consulting practice that has specialized in helping clients enhance the effectiveness and value of hospital medicine programs as well as those in other hospital-focused practice specialties since 2004. Ms. Flores began her career as a hospital executive, after receiving a BS degree in biological sciences at the University of California at Irvine and a Master’s in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota. In addition to her leadership experience in hospital operations, business development, managed care and physician relations, she has provided consulting, training and leadership coaching services for hospitals, physician groups, and other healthcare organizations. Ms. Flores is an active speaker and writer on hospitalist practice management topics and serves on SHM’s Practice Analysis and Annual Meeting Committees. She serves as an informal advisor to SHM on practice management-related issues and helps to coordinate SHM’s bi-annual State of Hospital Medicine Survey.
November 5, 2019 |  1
I have written frequently over the last few years on topics related to the sustainability of the hospital medicine practice model, beginning with this post in August, 2015. I continue to be concerned by what I see as a confluence of significant trends that are conspiring to challenge hospital medicine’s status quo. On one hand, […]
October 1, 2019 |  0
It’s September – no, almost October. We’re right in the middle of that fraught season in which senior residents begin job searches in earnest, and hospital medicine groups gear up their recruitment efforts. So, it’s timely that the Journal of Hospital Medicine recently published a paper entitled “Top Qualifications Hospitalist Leaders Seek in Candidates: Results […]
August 21, 2019 |  3
I lost my dad a couple of years ago to bladder cancer at age 86, but the truth is, he had already been quietly slipping away from us for several years into the twilight of Alzheimer’s Disease. More recently, I have watched my friend Sheri struggle with the challenges of being a full-time caregiver for […]
April 25, 2019 |  2
In April 2017, CMS implemented the new physician specialty code C6, specifically for hospitalists. There has been a lot of confusion about what this means and some uncertainty about why clinicians should bother to use it. Some folks thought initially that it was a new CPT code they could use to bill hospitalist services, which […]
February 26, 2019 |  4
A couple of months ago, I wrote about some key findings from a 2018 survey of US physicians by The Physicians Foundation. It’s no surprise to anyone working in healthcare today that the survey found alarming levels of professional dissatisfaction, burnout, and pessimism about the future of medicine among respondent physicians. Sadly, it appears that […]
January 24, 2019 |  0
Some time ago, I wrote about job enrichment and the importance of factors like achievement, recognition, interesting work, responsibility, advancement, and personal growth in building sustainable jobs that one can do for a career. Unfortunately, making our jobs richer and more fulfilling is rarely something that others will do proactively for us. And we are […]