OHSU - Portland VA Skybridge

The Division of Hospital Medicine was formally founded in 2005, evolving from our ancestrally linked pre-hospitalist program, commencing in 1995.  This history has significance as it relates to our initial core principles and goals of providing excellence in clinical care and establishing a center of excellence for inpatient teaching and mentorship.  In 1998, we further evolved and expanded into the Department of Medicine Hospitalist Program, then evolved again in 2005 to form the Clinical Hospitalist Service.

We currently have three distinct programs within the Division:

Medicine Teaching Service (MTS)

The Medicine Teaching Service (MTS) serves as the foundation for our Division, consisting of faculty whose principle focus is not only the provision of high quality patient care, but also fast-paced, stimulating and challenging education, delivered in a respectful and supportive manner.  The faculty consists of senior and junior faculty clinician educators.  Several members are active in curriculum oversight as Residency Program Directors, Student Clerkship Directors, or active in major medical student curriculum committees.

Clinical Hospitalist Service (CHS)

The Clinical Hospitalist Service (CHS) is non-teaching service with a focus on providing compassionate and exceptional care to the patient populations it serves with future goals 
of expansion and growth in service and scholarship. The CHS also provides medical consultation to other services. This service consists of attending faculty and advanced practice providers. 

Preoperative Medicine Clinic (PMC)

The Division has been active in inpatient preoperative medicine since 1998, first with the MTS operating the program until 2005.  We became active in the outpatient assessment of preoperative patients since approximately 2002, and have been developing this activity on an ongoing basis.