A short time ago, I attended the funeral of an uncle who lost his battle with Alzheimer’s after years of struggle. At his funeral, my cousin eulogized his father with an eloquent response to a not-so-simple question: What is...

Practice management

NP hospitalists: the right rural staffing model

January 2017
Published in the January 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist AS RURAL COMMUNITIES struggle with an acute primary care shortage, many critical access hospitals are...


Leadership lessons learned the hard way

November 2016
VETERAN HOSPITALIST LEADERS remember their early leadership positions as painful but instructive. Here are some lessons they learned the hard way: Learn to flex. Young...

Critical care

Is it risky to take patients off ventilation at night?

January 2017
Published in the January 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist MOST EXPERTS THINK that the ongoing push to staff up ICUs at night should result in...

Infectious Disease

Think local to improve antibiotic use

July 2016
Published in the July 2016 issue of Today's Hospitalist THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) recommends that all hospitals implement an antibiotic stewardship...


Working with other specialties

Fighting with the ED? Sharing a medical director can help

May 2017
Published in the May 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist ONE SURE WAY to change the "it's-not-my-job" mindset that can fuel animosity between hospitalists and emergency...


The white coats vs. the blue suits

July 2017
Published in the July 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist IN 2016, a blog posted on the KevinMD site by a guest commentator detailed what the...


End-of-life planning made easy

June 2017
Published in the June 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist  YOU'D THINK an app to facilitate end-of-life planning would have a less whimsical name than Cake....


What’s bringing down your group morale?

Published in the December 2016 issue of Today's Hospitalist IT'S NO SECRET that for many physicians, work challenges lead to discontent and a search for...