Mount Sinai’s Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) plays a central role in patient care, quality improvement initiatives, medical education, and research throughout the hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System. To set us on a path towards success, we focus on development of our faculty, and promote innovation and leadership. We provide our clinicians with the tools, resources, and support they need to be highly successful in their clinical, educational, and research endeavors across the Mount Sinai system and nationally. We have a robust and comprehensive Faculty Development Program that includes a structured Mentorship Program, Faculty Development Lecture Series; Works-in-Progress meetings, and Peer Observation of teaching rounds, and Peer Documentation Reviews.
This framework and our culture of development has allowed members of group to become innovators in quality improvement, health care delivery, and house staff and medical student education. Through their hard work and accomplishment, our faculty have attained major leadership roles throughout the Department of Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
The foundation of our hospitalist program is the delivery of outstanding care in an efficient and patient-centered manner. The tremendous growth of the Division has been due to recognition of the increased need for specialists in inpatient medicine and of the tremendous care and value provided by our team. Caring for today’s hospitalized patients requires a cadre of physicians with extensive knowledge and skills specific to inpatient care. The Division of Hospital Medicine has grown greatly in size and scope and now plays a central role in the clinical care of patients throughout the 7 hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System, including the Teaching Medicine Service, Medical Consult Service, two Co-management Programs, Observation Unit, Inpatient Pre-op Service, and the Pre-op Evaluation and Testing Center.
Our hospitalists are the primary educators on the inpatient general medicine service. Hospitalists are in several key roles, including Program Director and Associate Program Director across our hospitals. Teaching occurs during structured bedside rounds each morning as well as other venues throughout each block. The Division leads a novel track within the Internal Medicine residency program – the Healthcare Leadership Track (HLT) that selects 6 residents each year among many applicants. HLT track participants receive specialized instruction in quality improvement, healthcare finance, and leadership skills. In addition, hospitalists have leadership positions directing the 3rd year clerkship and the subinternship and play key roles in the medical school’s Art & Science of Medicine course and in teaching Humanities in Medicine. A particularly exciting educational area has been in the High-value Care.
The innovative quality improvement work of our hospitalists has led to numerous research studies that have been presented nationally and published in peer-reviewed journals. Studies have addressed reducing readmissions, patient education, comanagement outcomes, sepsis, and peri-operative management. The group’s work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine and other venues.
The Division of Hospital Medicine brings together a talented, dedicated group of hospitalists and staff aimed at providing high quality patient care, training the next generation of inpatient leaders, conducting innovative research, and being academic leaders in hospital medicine. I invite you to explore our website and contact us for more information.
Andrew S. Dunn, MD, FACP, SFHM
Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine