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MARCH 7, 2019 | NATIONAL HOSPITALIST DAY | NATIONAL BE HEARD DAY | NATIONAL CEREAL DAY | NATIONAL CROWN ROAST OF PORK DAY

National Hospitalist Day - First Thursday in March
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NATIONAL HOSPITALIST DAY

Hospital medicine is one of the fastest growing specialties in modern medicine, and those who practice it are known as hospitalists. National Hospitalist Day recognizes the contributions of more than 60,000 hospitalists nationwide on the first Thursday in March annually.

Hospitalists manage patient care throughout their inpatient stay and have been proven to reduce readmissions while also serving as leaders in quality improvement and patient safety. Drs. Lee Goldman and Bob Wachter first coined the term “hospitalist” in a New England Journal of Medicine article in 1996.

Today, hospitalists include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and practice administrators and may be certified in a wide range of specialties, including internal medicine, family medicine and more. Hospitalists continue to drive improvement in care as they have for the last 20 years. Hospitalists’ careers can take many different paths, ranging from a member of a hospital executive team to an academic leader at a medical institution.

Notable names in the specialty include former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, CMS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kate Goodrich and FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Learn more about the hospital medicine specialty and how hospitalists are transforming patient care by visiting the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) website, www.hospitalmedicine.org.

On SHM’s website, you will find printable posters and flyers as well as shareable social media graphics on a dedicated National Hospitalist Day page, www.hospitalmedicine.org/hospitalistday. This page also features profiles of exceptional hospitalists from varied backgrounds making notable contributions to the specialty and to the healthcare landscape.

On social media, use #NationalHospitalistDay and #HowWeHospitalist to recognize a hospitalist you know, share your success stories and reasons why you are proud to practice hospital medicine.

HISTORY

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In 2019, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) founded National Hospitalist Day to recognize the growing number of dedicated hospitalists around the country. SHM is the leading non-profit medical society serving the entire hospital medicine care team, and its mission is to promote exceptional care for hospitalized patients through education, advocacy, research, quality improvement initiatives, and more.

NATIONAL BE HEARD DAY - March 7
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NATIONAL BE HEARD DAY

Each year on the 7th day of March, National Be Heard Day is observed across the country by small businesses.

Dedicated to the over 145 million small businesses in the United States, National Be Heard Day is a tool to break through the big-business dominated times.  Now is the time for these small businesses to “be heard”.  There are many ways for this to be done, be it through creative marketing, smart publicity tactics, strong visual appearance or any of the other inventive ways of making their presence known.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Small businesses, be heard!  Review your approach to marketing, take a look at trends in social media and make your presence known. Use #NationalBeHeardDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Business Mentor Shannon Cherry founded National Be Heard Day in 2004 to help small businesses stand up and be heard through all the big business marketing.

NATIONAL CEREAL DAY – March 7
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NATIONAL CEREAL DAY

Get your bowl and your spoon ready for March 7 is National Cereal Day. Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food.

Do you remember mornings eating a bowl of cereal, reading the back of the box and trying to find the toy inside the box?

Now, not only is cereal eaten for breakfast, it has become a popular bedtime snack, and some people even have a bowl for an evening meal.  Cereal is also used in many cake, cookie and bar recipes. The most popular one is Rice Crispy Bar Treats.

A Little Cereal History:

**  Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereal revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio. His German Mills American Oatmeal Company was the nation’s first commercial oatmeal manufacturer.  In 1877, Schumacher adopted the Quaker symbol, the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.

**  Granula, the first breakfast cereal, was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, operator of Our Home on the Hillside, which was later replaced by the Jackson Sanatorium in Dansville, New York.  The cereal never became popular since it was inconvenient as the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat.

**  The cereal industry rose from a combination of sincere religious beliefs and commercial interest in health foods.  Dr. John Harvey Kellogg experimented with granola.  He boiled some wheat, rolled it into thin films, and baked the resulting flakes in the oven; he acquired a patent in 1891.  In 1895 he launched Cornflakes, which overnight captured a national market.

**  In 1906, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s  brother, William K. Kellogg, after working for John, broke away, bought the corn flakes rights from his brother and set up the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.  His signature on every package became the company trademark and insurance of quality.

**  Charles W. Post introduced Grape-nuts in 1898 and soon followed with Post Toasties.

**  Because of Kellogg and Post, the city of Battle Creek, Michigan is nicknamed the “Cereal Capital of the World.”

HOW TO OBSERVE

Have a bowl of your favorite cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Use #NationalCerealDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Cereal Day.

NATIONAL CROWN ROAST OF PORK DAY - March 7
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NATIONAL CROWN ROAST OF PORK DAY

March 7 recognizes National Crown Roast of Pork Day.  It would be the day to set a beautiful table and prepare a feast with a crown roast of pork.

Crown roast of pork earns its name when a pork loin is formed into a circle with the ribs pointing upwards forming the points of a crown. Often they are held together with twine.  It is then seasoned, and often stuffed, roasted and served, making a beautiful centerpiece on the table. The ends of the bones may be given a paper frill treatment for added decoration.

HOW TO OBSERVE

You may want to try one of the following crown roast of pork recipes:

Crown Roast of Pork
Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork

Use #CrownRoastOfPorkDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Crown of Roast Pork Day.

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