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.
June 10, 2020 |  7
Don’t let my last name fool you. I am a middle-aged WASP, a privileged white woman. I have never thought of myself as particularly privileged. I grew up a U.S. military brat in a distinctly middle-class family. I’m not unusually smart, or wealthy, or talented, or beautiful. But it has never occurred to me to […]
March 25, 2020 |  0
Last Thursday evening, there was a fascinating article from the magazine Politico in my Apple newsfeed. (No, don’t spend any energy trying to interpret what that says about my politics, because I’m not writing about anything remotely political.) “Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.” points out that we are in a period reminiscent […]
March 19, 2020 |  4
On Tuesday March 17, 2020, CMS announced temporary waivers that will broaden access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. While these new rules seem largely geared toward enabling patients to access care by ambulatory physicians without having to come into the office, they will be useful for hospital medicine practices as well. Key things you […]
December 19, 2019 |  0
As if you didn’t have enough things stressing you out right now with both the holidays and flu season upon us, I thought I’d offer up a friendly reminder that we are now less than a month away from launching SHM’s 2020 State of Hospital Medicine Survey. We barely get to catch our breath from […]
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 […]