Hospital Medicine

Writing provides many opportunities. It can provide a cathartic experience for the author, offering an outlet to share experiences that are happy, insightful, humbling, saddening and terrifying. It can be reflective for the reader, capturing shared experiences and perspectives and articulating them in ways that help us understand ourselves and each other more clearly. Finally, it can be unifying, bringing a voice to individuals and even communities.

Writing can be all of these things, and this is why we write. We are a group of hospitalists at Denver Health and we hope to offer you something that approaches this potential. Admissions will focus on articulating the spectrum of health care experiences from providers to patients, in an attempt to honestly express the feelings of those who deliver care and give a resonant voice to those who receive it.

From summaries on recent medical developments and innovations, to patient experiences and health care provider reflections, this blog aims to be informative, honest and insightful. We hope these insights resonate or conflict with your own perspective, and expand the conversation around the topics on which we focus.

Thank you,
The ‘Admissions’ Editorial Board

Dr. Hassan Rao, Founder
Dr. Rehaan Shaffie, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Marisha Burden
Dr. Susan Calcaterra
Dr. Kimberly Indovina
Dr. Noelle Northcutt
Dr. Sarah Stella

Denver Health Supports Bill to Increase Vaccination Rates

May 01, 2019
A Denver Health Physician's Perspective More than 700 cases of measles have been recorded across the country since January. But only 89 percent of...

Why I Belong at Denver Health

October 22, 2018
by: Mark Reid
“Thank you very much but I’m afraid I must decline your kind offer.” A good long time ago I was frustrated. Frustrated about the...

Inpatient vs Outpatient

June 05, 2018
By: Chi Zheng, M.D., Patrick Ryan, M.D. and Marisa Echaniz, M.D. How Providers Are Working Together to Bridge the Divide As hospitalists, we build...

Taking Care of Our Caregivers

May 17, 2018
The Role for Structured Debriefing After Adverse Patient Outcomes Clinical work can take an emotional toll on health care providers. Especially,...

The Opposite of Burnout

April 23, 2018
by: Mark Reid
What Keeps Doctors Happy and Productive Everybody in medicine is talking about burnout. We all have our favorite hypotheses about what could be to...

Improving Residency Education at Night Red Eye Rounds

March 27, 2018
By: Sansrita Nepal, M.D., Marisa Echaniz, M.D. and Joseph Walker Keach, M.D. The Night Shift – it’s a crucial part of a resident...

A Cog in the Machine

February 12, 2018
I am a hospitalist at a safety-net hospital. Through my work I have come to understand how our daily decisions – filtered through our own...

Letter to Noelle, First Year Medical Student

January 03, 2018
Editor’s note: In 2017, the New England Journal of Medicine featured a piece entitled “Letter to a Young Female Physician,” in...

What Guppies Taught Me About Doctoring

December 07, 2017
Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the December issue of the SGIM Forum. Mr. T* was back in the hospital for the...

Can Buprenorphine Help Hospital-based Providers Treat the Opioid Crisis?

November 01, 2017
As a practicing hospitalist in a safety net hospital, I am on the front lines battling the opioid epidemic. In the past five years, I have seen an...
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