Welcome to Medicine Matters and our November issue. This month, we have a lot to celebrate. I want to highlight members of the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and Hospital Medicine, specifically the section of Hospital Medicine. These faculty members have been on the “front lines” of the COVID-19 pandemic from the very start. As Dr. Paul Helgerson writes in this newsletter, their response has been typified by compassion, adaptability, teamwork, and interdisciplinary care, along with scholarship and advocacy. In addition, they have consistently led the way with outstanding quality and patient safety. At every turn, the Section of Hospital Medicine was there to adapt to our every changing census and worked with grace and excellence. Outside of the pandemic, the section has expanded its academic activities with research programs led by Dr. Shri Gadrey and innovative educational programs led by Dr. Andrew Parsons (with Drs. Bahnsen Miller, Charles Magee, and Joe Hall, and others). The section has also launched a monthly UVA Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds series which has been outstanding. Lastly, my thanks to the leadership group within Hospital Medicine which has included: Drs. Amber Inofuentes, Paul Helgerson and George Hoke.
As a reminder, the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC). CVC support has helped nonprofits in Charlottesville provide a much-needed safety net to the community. For instance, giving to the Jefferson Area Board for the Aging provides meals and care for older adults; donations to Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) support advocacy for abused and neglected children; gifts to the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless provide services and support to those struggling with housing insecurity. And those are just some of the participating nonprofits in the greater Charlottesville area. The funds have never been more needed. During the pandemic and coinciding economic downturn, nonprofits have faced a broad range of challenges, many witnessed declines in donations and grant funding. Others dealt with operational obstacles as demand for their services increased significantly. Please consider supporting the organizations that support our community. Go to link here.
With best wishes,
Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, MACP
Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
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