A few months ago I had another one of those amazing experiences that makes me feel so lucky to be a doctor. These don’t come every week or every month but they do come, and they are life-affirming.
OK, I said I was going to do it weeks ago, but I didn’t. Because I was procrastinating. But I just finished the SHM state of Hospital Medicine Survey, and it really wasn’t bad at all. It was even fun. I printed it out and sat with my practice manager and we filled out everything […]
With the financial pressures hospitals are facing due to decreases in health care compensation, the RAC, etc, and the changes in healthcare architecture coming with ACOs, there will continued pressure on hospitalist programs to cut costs and decrease staffing while improving our quality of care. I truly believe we need all the information we can […]
OK, Im not trying to kiss any SHM [email protected]@ and I really would like Obama to have another four years, but after listening to John talk in Texas about a “culture of ownership” I wonder what it would be like if we could embrace that on a national level. Honestly what is more important in […]
Found this at the bottom of my “in-box”, also from the Levinson Institute, things to remember that help us connect to the people we work with: The Universal Sources Of Stress 1. We all feel inadequate – the self image never meets up to the ego ideal 2. We all age – and with aging comes […]
I’m cleaning out my office and I found some gems. Three years ago someone came to my hospital to speak from The Osler Institute in Indiana. (http://www.osler.org/main/index.html) I took notes and have had them over my desk ever since. Osler’s principles are a blueprint on how to live. They are for everyone, not just physicians or leaders. I’m excited to take […]