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Physician named to Society of Hospital Medicine board

Staff report



Danielle Scheurer, M.D., chief quality officer for the Medical University Hospital Authority and associate professor in the Department of Medicine, was recently named to the board of directors of the Society of Hospital Medicine. A member of the society since 2003, Scheurer will serve a three–year term.

"I realized very quickly that I was not going to be satisfied being a good doctor with individual patients because of the barriers to good care and became compelled to attack the issues at the system level," says Scheurer, who also serves as physician editor of the society’s publication, The Hospitalist.

SHM is the largest organization representing hospitalists and their patients promoting excellence in health care through quality improvement, education, advocacy and research.

Scheurer has served as an active member of SHM for 11 years where she participated in the development of hospitalist education strategies to improve hospital system effectiveness.

Scheurer earned her degree in medicine from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville and went on to complete dual residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. She worked as a hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston from 2005 before joining MUSC.

Among her career accomplishments include helping to develop medical knowledge modules on quality and patient safety for the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Recognition in Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine maintenance of certification program.





April 25, 2014



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