Kendall Rogers, MD, CPE, FACP, FHM, chief of hospital medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, associate professor at the UNM Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, has been named one of the top hospitalists by ACP Hospitalist for his notable contributions in quality improvement and leadership.

Rogers is a Fellow in the Society of Hospital Medicine and serves as a mentor for the SHM Glycemic Control Mentored Implementation Program. In two years, UNM hospital cut its hyperglycemia rate from 55% to 36% and is now rated top 10 for glycemic control among 575 hospitals according to the 2009 RALS report.

Under Rogers’ leadership, the UNM hospitalist program has grown from four to 17 hospitalists in just three years. Rogers has focused his efforts on creating multi-disciplinary teams to improve patient care and led an initiative to implement electronic physician documentation which has improved communication resulting in better care and discharge rates.

“This is a true honor, not just for Dr. Rogers, but for our entire organization,” says Carolyn Voss, acting vice president for HSC Clinical Affairs and acting senior associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. “This is another example of how hospitalists here continue to make a major impact in improving patient care.”

 


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