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With over 60 chapters nationwide and 6 chapters internationally, SHM’s robust chapter program offers you many opportunities to connect with your hospital medicine community. All chapters located within the United States are grouped into 12 geographical districts and 4 regions (East, South, Midwest and West). Each district is represented by a District Chair who serves to report on local chapter businesses to the National Board of Directors.

Members are assigned to a chapter based on their geographical location. Join your local chapter to share knowledge, engage with colleagues and stay current on the latest clinical developments in hospital medicine. Don't miss your chance to connect with your local hospital medicine community. Visit our events calendar to find upcoming chapter meetings in your area

Not sure which chapter you belong to? Enter your zip code into the Zip Code Finder above and your assigned chapter will appear.

Want to explore other chapters within your chapter’s district? Click on the chapter map or chapter district list above to view all chapters within the district.

Start a Chapter

No SHM Chapter in your area? Apply to start a Chapter.

SHM is accepting applications to start new chapters both nationally and internationally in locations not currently represented. Learn more about the requirements for starting chapters.

To submit an application, please download and complete the Application for Provisional Recognition.
Once completed, the application can then be submitted below.

Questions? Contact us.


Submit Application

International Chapters

SHM proudly supports the advancement of hospital medicine around the world. We’ve successfully launched six international chapters and encourage international hospitalists to apply to start a new chapter. Contact us for more information on starting an international chapter.

Brasil Chapter
Canada Chapter
Middle East Chapter
The Netherlands

Chapter Leaders

Interested in becoming a leader?

Chapter leaders serve the dual role of managing local interests and initiatives, while also representing the constituents to the national society.

Nominations for chapter leader positions are open and will close on November 30, 2022.

To nominate yourself or a colleague for an open chapter leadership position, please click here.


Current Leaders

Log into the Chapter Leader Community to access resources to support your local chapter. Connect with other chapter leaders to network and discover new ways to increase engagement for your chapter. 

Industry Partners

Are you interested in supporting a local Society of Hospital Medicine Chapter?

Build stronger connections with local hospital leaders by participating in local chapter events. Contact SHM to learn how you can partner with local chapters to share professional information and engage with local members.

National Sponsor of SHM Chapter Displays

Chapter Excellence Awards

The Chapter Excellence Awards Program is an annual awards program to recognize outstanding work conducted by chapters to carry out the SHM mission locally. The Chapter Excellence Award Programs are comprised of Status Awards and Exemplary Awards. Please join SHM in congratulating the 2021 Chapter Excellence Award Recipients listed below.

Exemplary Awards

The Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award goes to one chapter that exemplifies high performance, going above and beyond the basic chapter requirements.

The Resiliency Award goes to one chapter that has gone above and beyond to showcase their ability to withstand and rise above hardships as well as to successfully adapt and position the chapter for long-term sustainability and success.

The Most Engaged Chapter Leader Award goes to one Chapter Leader or District Chair who is either nominated or self-nominated. Chapter leaders have demonstrated how they or their nominee has gone above and beyond in the past year to grow and sustain their chapter and/or district and continues to carry out the SHM mission.

Outstanding Chapter of the Year

Outstanding Chapter of the Year

Wiregrass Chapter

Outstanding Chapter of the Year

Rising Star Chapter of the Year

Rhode Island Chapter

Rising Star Chapter

Resiliency Award

Minnesota Chapter

Rising Star Chapter

Outstanding Membership Recruitment and Retention

Wisconsin Chapter

Rising Star Chapter

Most Engaged Chapter Leader

Steven Smith, MD, SFHM
Nashville Chapter

Chapter Excellence Status Awards

Awards program to recognize the outstanding work conducted by chapters to carry out the SHM mission locally.  Chapters have demonstrated growth, sustenance, and innovation within their chapter activities.

Platinum Chapter Excellence Award

Platinum Chapters



Hampton Roads



Los Angeles



New Mexico


Gold Chapter Excellence Award

Gold Chapters

Blue Ridge


Long Island



North FL

North Jersey


St. Louis

Silver Chapter Excellence Award

Silver Chapters

Boston/Eastern MA

Charlotte Metro Area

Lake Erie/Northern OH


North Dakota

San Diego

Western MA

Bronze Chapter Excellence Award

Bronze Chapters






Oregon/Southwest WA

Rhode Island

SC Lowcountry

South Central PA

Southwest GA

Tampa Bay Area