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Inpatient Management CEO to Present at Key Healthcare Institute Seminars


Kirk Mathews will sponsor the Southwind Institute and speak at the Greeley Medical Staff Institute

ST. LOUIS (November 2009) – Inpatient Management, Inc. (IMI), a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive hospitalist, inpatient management and consulting services, recently announced sponsorship and two speaking engagements featuring CEO and Co-Founder Kirk Mathews. IMI will be co-sponsoring the Southwind Institute for Senior Health System Executives Nov. 4-6, followed by Mathews’ faculty presentation and plenary speaking role at the Greeley Medical Staff Institute Symposium
Nov. 7-9.

“Each forum brings together a unique group of healthcare executives discussing key topics in the industry,” said Mathews. “I find this collaboration a priority due to the changing atmosphere of healthcare and the evolutionary manner of hospital medicine.”

The 2009 Southwind Institute, designed specifically for non-profit health system C-suite executives, will focus on “Optimizing the Value of Your Employed Physician Strategy.” IMI is proud to be a sponsor of the three-day conference that will act as a forum for enriched discussion between industry professionals and leaders. Mathews will also be leading a roundtable discussion called, “Optimizing Your Hospitalist Program.”

In addition, Mathews will lead the opening session at the Greeley Medical Staff Institute Symposium with a brief presentation and consequent panel discussion titled, “What Does Healthcare Reform Mean for Physicians and Hospitals?” He will be presenting with Dr. John Maa, the author of The Surgical Hospitalist Program Management Guide and pioneer of the surgical hospitalist program at the University of California – San Francisco. Mathews will also give a speech entitled, “Hospitalist Recruitment and Retention: Successful strategies and processes for sourcing, interviews, scheduling, and compensation.”

Mathews is a frequent speaker on hospitalist programs and hospitalist recruiting. He served as faculty at the 2009 Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) annual meeting, presenting “Building an Effective Hospitalist Recruitment Program” and is a contributing writer for the SHM Best Practices Hospitalist Course.

In the fall of 2008, Mathews published the book, A Practical Guide to Hospitalist Recruitment and Retention. He also writes a weekly “Hospitalist Leadership” blog for HC Pro, a leading provider and publisher of integrated healthcare information, and maintains a large following on his Twitter page @Hospitalist_Pro. Mathews was recently recognized by the Medical Group Management Association as one of the “Top 10 Healthcare Professionals to Follow” on Twitter.

About Inpatient Management, Inc.
Inpatient Management, Inc. (IMI), based in St. Louis, Mo., is a national provider of comprehensive hospitalist programs and consulting services. Independently owned and operated since 1997, IMI serves clients around the country including Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, North Carolina, Alabama and Washington. For more information about Inpatient Management, visit



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