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HCC physician achieves society’s designation as fellow

New Britain [March 25 2009] - Jonathan Lovins, M.D., FHM, director of Hospital Medicine at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, recently earned the Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM) designation by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM).

Lovins is in the inaugural class of about 500 physicians to attain the designation. He was also appointed to two SHM task forces, Performance and Standards, and Information Technology.

As a hospitalist, Lovins is a physician trained and board-certified in internal medicine who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. He joined HCC in July 2006 and earned his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Baystate Medical Center (the Western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine) in Springfield, Mass.

According to the SHM, hospital medicine is the fastest-growing specialty in health care, with more than 28,000 hospitalists in practice. Studies show hospitalists decrease patient lengths of stay, reduce hospital costs and readmission rates, while increasing performance in quality core measures.

To achieve SHM fellow designation, an applicant must be a hospitalist for five years and an SHM member for three years; demonstrate dedication to quality and process improvement, a commitment to organizational teamwork and leadership, and lifelong learning and education.

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