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Monthly Digest for Hospitalists

Feature Article

Meet the Two MedicalMissions.org Physicians of the Year

The 2016 MedicalMissions.org Physicians of the Year have been announced. Both winning physicians responded in crisis to treat, teach and lead through medical missions work, helping the war-ravaged in Syria, earthquake survivors in Haiti and the uninsured here in the United States. The 2016 winners are Dr. Wael Hakmeh, a locum tenens Emergency Medicine physician from West Bloomfield, MI, and Dr. Roy Blank, a retired Internal Medicine physician from Charlotte, NC.


Feature Jobs

Pulmonary Critical Care Physician Needed in Ohio

Hospitalist Needed for Locum Coverage in Wisconsin

Neonatologist Needed in Massachusetts

Locum Opportunity for Hospitalist/Nocturnist Needed in Florida

Critical Care Physicians Needed for Ongoing Locum Coverage in Kansas

Intensivist Needed for Ongoing Locum Coverage in Illinois

   

Specialty Spotlight

CMS Releases Final Rule for Emergency Preparedness Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized requirements for emergency preparedness for healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid. The final rule will require providers to plan for disasters in a consistent way to meet the needs of patients during emergencies and disasters. CMS now requires participants to follow four best practice standards in order to avoid losing reimbursement: creating a comprehensive emergency plan, developing and implementing emergency policies and procedures, creating a well-coordinated communication plan and developing a training and testing program with drills and exercises.

Have you had to change your current policies for emergency preparedness in the wake of recent crises? Read the article and share your thoughts with us.


Upcoming Conventions

SHM

We will be exhibiting at this upcoming convention. We hope to see you there!
Southern Hospital Medicine Conference, 10/13 – 10/15

Feature Medical Mission

Kenya Medical Mission

If you’ve been searching for a way to give back, consider medical missions work. We make it easy for you to find a trip that fits your needs through our MedicalMissions.org website. Registration is free for medical volunteers and for organizations who are recruiting healthcare personnel.

Check out this issue’s featured mission trip to Kenya, sponsored by Global Village Ministries.

Poll

Which presidential nominee do you think will offer the best healthcare plan during the next presidency?

During one of the most heated and controversial presidential races in recent history, we have heard all kinds of different ideas and plans from the U.S. presidential nominees. Based on what you have heard and read so far, which candidate do you think is offering the best healthcare plan?

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