Hospital Medicine involves the acute medical care of the hospitalized patient by a medical internist who specializes in inpatient care. The term “Hospitalist” was first coined in 1996, and since then the field of hospital medicine has expanded and developed at a rapid rate.
Hospitalists now play a dominant role in the care of patients admitted to hospital medical services. Hospitalists have always been at the forefront of teaching in academic medical centers and have assumed a major role as clinician-educators. They also manage the front lines of patient care and are actively working to improve the quality of patient care through research, development,and institution of quality improvement initiatives. The team of hospitalists at the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus strive to be leaders in this new and evolving field of medicine.
The Hospital Medicine Group at the University of Colorado Hospital is an academic medical group driven by the group's mission of providing exceptional quality patient care in a caring, cost appropriate manner while advancing the science of hospital medicine through a commitment to education and research.