March 4th is National Hospitalist Day
This day recognizes the contributions of 60,000 hospitalists nationwide on the first Thursday in March annually. Hospital medicine is a specialty that is growing fast in modern medicines, and those who practice it are well known at hospitals.
Hospitalists manage patient care during their stay as an inpatient and also have proven to reduce readmissions while serving as leaders with quality improvement and patient safety. The term was first introduced in 1996 by Drs. Lee Goldman and Bob Wachter in a New England Journal of Medicine article.