January 2007

Welcome to ACP Hospitalist

Welcome to ACP Hospitalist, a new monthly publication for physicians in hospital medicine.

Surge capacity: Is your hospital prepared?

On Sept. 11, 2001, within minutes of the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center, St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan in New York City activated its emergency external disaster plan.

Clearing the air

One of the first things newcomers remark upon when they walk into Boulder Community Foothills Hospital is that it doesn't smell like a hospital.

Harnessing the power of the Web

A decade ago, many hospitals plunged into the nascent Web marketing trend by offering online access to basic information such as location, medical specialties, facility information and the institution's mission statement.

One-way lung valves may offer hope to patients with severe emphysema

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and resulted in 638,000 hospital discharges in 2004, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.