By  | April 15, 2019 |  1
By: Jennifer K. Chen, MD, pediatric hospital medicine fellow at Rady Children’s Hospital, UC San Diego I first heard the term “discharge before noon” (DCBN) as a third-year medical student starting my internal medicine rotation. The basic idea made sense: get patients out of the hospital early so rooms can be cleaned more quickly and […]
By  | April 12, 2019 |  1
By: Leif Hass, MD, Hospitalist, Sutter Health, Oakland, CA I rush into the room at 4:30 p.m., hoping for a quick visit and maybe an early exit from the hospital; I had been asked to see Mr. Bryant in room 6765 with sigmoid volvulus. “Hey, Dr. Hass, my brother!” he says with a huge smile. […]
By  | March 26, 2019 |  0
By: Moises Auron, MD, SFHM As an academic hospitalist, I’m always eager to find new knowledge and best practices to stay abreast of the latest guidelines, behaviors and ways to improve my performance as a physician and educator. But even if I were a non-academic hospitalist, I would aim to be as updated as possible. […]
By  | March 23, 2019 |  0
In many ways, the word “teamwork” brings to mind some dusty images of baseball or WWII. In some ways, this word has turned in to a clichéd trope used constantly in every arena – who is on your “team,” how to communicate with your “team,” etc. Hospital medicine as often been called a “team sport” […]
By  | March 18, 2019 |  0
Recently, I was asked to present my top public speaking tips for a group of women leaders. This is a topic near and dear to my heart, and one that I teach a number of groups, from medical students to faculty. I also benefitted from just returning from the Harvard Macy Educators Course, where Victoria […]
By  | March 13, 2019 |  2
By: Mark Shapiro, MD, Hospitalist Medical Director at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital; Associate Medical Director for Hospital Services with St. Joseph Health Medical Group-Sonoma County There are few experiences more formative and challenging for any hospitalist than working during a disaster. Be it natural or man-made, a disaster brings challenges that are immediate, profound, disorienting, […]