Kini named Fellow in Hospital Medicine


RMH hospitalist Ganesh D. Kini, MD, PhD, has been named a Fellow in Hospital Medicine by the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Kini was one of 175 hospitalists across the nation who were inducted as Fellows in May at SHM’s Hospital Medicine 2011 conference in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Kini serves as medical director, Hospital Division, RMH Medical Group, which includes hospitalists, cardiothoracic surgery and palliative care. He also is an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the James Madison University physician assistant program. He joined the RMH Medical Staff in 2006.

Becoming a Fellow is an avenue for special recognition for Society members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues and the hospital medicine specialty. To be designated a Fellow in Hospital Medicine, an applicant must be a hospitalist for five years, a member of SHM for three years, and demonstrate his or her dedication to quality and process improvement, commitment to organizational teamwork and leadership, as well as lifelong learning and education.

“Until now, hospitalists have not had a way to distinguish themselves from their colleagues,” said SHM’s CEO, Larry Wellikson, MD. “The FHM designation gives hospitalists a chance to set themselves apart and be recognized for all of their work that continues to make hospital medicine the fastest growing medical specialty in history.”

Dr. Kini graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Virginia, Roanoke-Salem Program. He is board certified in internal medicine.

“I feel fortunate to be part of the fine team of hospitalists and care coordinators at RMH who strive to provide the highest quality of care for our patients,” said Dr. Kini. “Members of our team are actively involved in improving patient safety, satisfaction and quality of care. Our goal is to continue to practice state-of-the-art hospital medicine at RMH.”

John McGowan, MD, president and CEO of the RMH Medical Group, added, “Dr. Kini is to be congratulated for attaining this level of recognition. It reflects both his and the entire team’s dedication to the highest standards of inpatient care. I expect that other RMH hospitalists will be recognized as Fellows in the future.”

SHM is the premier medical society representing hospitalists. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists decrease patient lengths of stay, reduce hospital costs and readmission rates, and increase patient satisfaction. Hospital medicine is the fastest-growing specialty in modern healthcare, with more than 28,000 hospitalists currently practicing.


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