Our new SFHM designees combine the innovation and experience that make hospital medicine such a vital and visionary medical specialty
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) March 12, 2010
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has announced that Dr. Robert Holloway, CEO of IN Compass Health is among the more than 150 hospitalists nationwide who have earned the first-ever Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) designation. Along with other honors, he has earned the right to add “SFHM” to his credentials, such as “MD” or “DO”. The inaugural class of SFHM designees represents hospital medicine’s experienced leaders.
To be designated as a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine, an applicant must:
- Serve as a hospitalist for at least five years
- Be a member of SHM for at least five years, and
- Demonstrate their dedication to quality and process improvement, commitment to organizational teamwork and leadership, as well as lifelong learning and education.
“Our new SFHM designees combine the innovation and experience that make hospital medicine such a vital and visionary medical specialty,” said SHM’s CEO, Larry Wellikson, MD, SFHM. “We hope that hospitals and communities will join us in congratulating these individuals in their leadership, experience and service to improving patient care in the hospital.”
Dr. Holloway will be inducted in the inaugural class of Senior Fellows at SHM annual’s meeting in Washington, DC on April 10, 2010. They will be joined by the inaugural class of Master Fellows in Hospital Medicine (MHM) and second class of Fellows in Hospital Medicine (FHM).
SHM is the national organization for hospitalists. We are leading the transformation and improvement of care for the hospitalized patient through innovation, collaboration, and action. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists decrease patient lengths of stay, reduce hospital costs and readmission rates, all while increasing patient satisfaction. Hospital medicine is the fastest-growing specialty in modern healthcare, with over 31,000 hospitalists currently practicing and an upward growth trajectory in full force. For more information about SHM, visit http://www.hospitalmedicine.org. For information about SHM’s Fellows program, visit http://www.hospitalmedicine.org/fellow
About IN Compass Health
IN Compass Health (ICH) is a leader in providing inpatient hospitalist services. Our physicians manage the care of hospitalized patients in coordination with primary care physicians, specialists and other healthcare providers and work with the hospital to improve quality, satisfaction and outcomes. The Company provides care to over 1,000 patients each day in over 30 programs throughout the US. For more information, visit our website at http://www.inpatientmedicine.com.
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