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Executive medical director named president of SHM

Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., MUSC executive medical director, was elected as president of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) for the 2008-2009 term.
“The hospital medicine movement as a whole will greatly benefit from Dr. Cawley’s stewardship of SHM over this coming year,” said Larry Wellikson, M.D., SHM’s CEO. “His commitment to hospital medicine makes him a dynamic choice at an important time in the history of our specialty.”
Cawley is a charter member of SHM and has served on the ethics committee, was the chair for the current Benchmarks Task Force and was the previous treasurer for the board of directors. He is also a member of the public policy committee. In addition to his committee involvement with SHM, he has also been a frequent speaker at the society’s annual meetings.
“In the spirit of SHM, I look to continue and expand the growing influence of hospitalists in public policy and advocacy,” Cawley said.


Friday, Aug. 1, 2008
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