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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Eagle Leader Recognized for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine

Eagle Hospital Physicians’ Corporate Medical Director, Mitchell Wilson, MD, SFHM is the 2010 Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) award winner for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine.

This award recognizes “exceptional service to the discipline of Hospital Medicine” and was one of five others that were presented at this year’s annual SHM meeting. According to SHM, the 2010 Awards of Excellence Winners truly represent the best of the hospital medicine specialty and the best in transforming health care and revolutionizing patient care.

SHM’s Chief Executive Officer Laurence Wellikson, MD, SFHM, states “Through their exemplary work and dedication to hospital medicine, these hospitalists are paving the way for thousands of other hospitalists to improve the quality of research, teamwork, service and care of patients in the hospital.We congratulate them on their well-earned awards and know that they will continue to lead the field of hospital medicine.

Dr. Wilson was a member of the inaugural class of Fellows in Hospital Medicine (2009) and Senior Fellows in Hospital Medicine (2010). A charter member of SHM, Dr. Wilson has served in many roles and capacities including: SHM’s Board of Directors from 2004 – 2007 and the founding chair of SHM’s Non-Physician Practitioner Committee.

As quoted from his nomination, “Dr. Wilson’s nationally recognized expertise, advocacy, and ongoing involvement nationwide in advancing the practice of hospital medicine and hospitalist NP/PAs has served to strengthen the discipline of hospital medicine as a whole.”

Dr. Wilson was nominated by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) leadership in recognition of his national involvement with Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs). Most recently Dr. Wilson served as the course developer, medical director and course co-director for the first ever SHM-AAPA-AANP Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp (2009) for NP/PAs. Dr. Wilson will co-direct the second annual course scheduled for 2010.

Eagle is pleased to have Dr. Wilson on our leadership team and join SHM and many others in congratulating Dr. Wilson on this outstanding accomplishment.