The modern guide to pregnancy

A new, comprehensive guide to pregnancy has made its way onto bookshelves this month, Bumpin’: The Modern Guide to Pregnancy. OBHG hospitalist and medical director for business development Dr. Jane van Dis served as the medical editor for Leslie Schrock’s new book that is a “thoroughly modern guide to pregnancy – from preparations of ‘trimester […]

St. Luke's hospitalist team

Please help us welcome our 31st new partner of the year, St. Luke’s University Hospital Bethlehem! St. Luke’s, in Bethlehem, PA, launched a full-time obstetrics triage program in November. The team at St. Luke’s University Hospital Bethlehem Campus includes from left to right: Dr. Beth Maisel, Dr. Fred Nichols (Site Director), Dr. Cathleen Brown. Not pictured is Dr. Teresa […]

In July 2020, the Joint Commission will require hospitals to meet 13 new elements of performance related to maternal health as part of the accreditation requirements. OBHG’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Simon, recently wrote an article for FierceHealthcare about helping hospitals prepare for the new maternal health accreditation standards. OB hospitalists, while not specifically […]

Please welcome Adventist Health Glendale, in Glendale, CA, to the OBHG family! This is our 30th new partnership of 2019.  "Adventist Glendale is a key client for OBHG in Southern California," said Robin Montoya, OBHG vice president of operations. "When our hospital partner asked us to expedite the opening of this program, we jumped into action. […]

We are pleased to announce our 29th new partnership of the year! The program at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX, launched in early November with full-time OB triage coverage. "We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with Hendrick Health System to bring our services to Hendrick Medical Center and the Abilene community," said […]

Northwest Medical Center, in Margate, FL, strives to have the best maternity services in the area. Ob Hospitalist Group is proud to be a part of their expansion, providing 24/7 OB/GYN coverage and standardized protocols to ensure the best outcomes. The expansion boasts 13 labor and delivery rooms and 20 post-partum suites.  “When we tell […]

In a recent article published in Parents Magazine, the author describes one woman’s miscarriage experience in a hospital emergency department. The woman recounts the handling of her miscarriage as “procedural” and noted the lack of empathy from hospital staff.  The author describes how hospitals can do better when it comes to pregnancy loss and gives […]

OBHG’s Senior Director of Medical Operations Dr. Charlie Jaynes recently wrote an article for Health Affairs, titled “To save new mothers, we need to rethink care delivery.” Various solutions to address the high maternal mortality rate in the United States are recommended by Dr. Jaynes, including the implementation of level of maternal care designations, maternal […]

OBHG Medical Director of Operations Dr. Kevin Burlison was quoted in a recent article about the state of employment in Florida. While unemployment rates are falling, health care services is tied with education for the industry creating the most new jobs. The sunshine state is attractive to physicians looking to relocate due to its mild weather and […]

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith has made several exciting developments this year, including the launch of their obstetrics emergency department. In June, the OBHG partnership went live and the team began seeing a positive impact within a week. Recently, the Times Record published an article detailing the recent changes at the hospital.  Concerning the new OB emergency department, Dr. […]

Every day, our clinicians and support teams embody our OBHG core values of Passion for People, Delivering Excellence, Genuine Service, Principled Leadership and Uncompromised Integrity. Every OBHG clinician and support team employee is expected to live and breathe our values to the best of their abilities every day. The OBHG You Delivered! peer recognition program […]

Physician networking website Doximity has released an updated report on the looming national OB/GYN shortage. Las Vegas sits at the top of the list as the city most at risk. While the number of U.S. medical students entering the obstetrics and gynecology specialty is decreasing, the birth rate is holding steady or increasing in some […]

Each year, the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) holds an Annual Clinical Meeting bringing together physicians, midwives and others who support the OB/GYN hospitalist model. It’s a great opportunity for OB hospitalists to enrich their knowledge and connect with peers. This year, two OBHG clinicians were general session speakers. Dr. Rakhi Dimino talked about the […]

OBHG’s Dr. Nicolai Hinds writes about the medical illiteracy epidemic in Kevin MD. He offers the following advice to physicians: “While it’s important to explain the diagnosis and treatment options to our patients, it’s equally, if not more important for us to ensure that they understand what we’re saying to them. Be it asking for […]

Dr. Alissa Erogbogbo, OBHG Medical Director of Operations, addresses cultural bias in labor and delivery in a new article published in MedpageToday. In the article, Dr. Ergobogbo discusses that in order to close the gaps in care caused by cultural biases, healthcare providers need to understand the practices that contribute to biased care and know what can […]

We are happy to announce our partnership with Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg, VA! Earlier this month, we launched a full-time OB emergency department, OBHG's 26th new program to start in 2019.   "This is truly an exciting time," said Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center CEO David McKnight. "Thank you all for everything and we look forward to […]

Please help us welcome Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus in Dover, DE to the OBHG family! We have partnered with BayHealth Hospital to launch a full-time OB triage program, our 25th  new program of the year. “With this new hospital partnership, we are expanding our collaborative relationship with the Bayhealth system by bringing in a top […]

We would like to welcome our newest partner, Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso, IN, to the OBHG family! In collaboration with hospital leader, we launched a Type A OB emergency department program earlier this month. This is OBHG's 24th program to start in 2019 and our third program in the state of Indiana. Porter Regional […]

We'd like to announce our latest partner of the year: Volunteer Hospital in Martin, TN! Together, we launched a full-time OB emergency department. Our  27th new partner of 2019 is part of the West Tennessee Healthcare system.  The team at Volunteer Hospital is from left to right: Dr. Dian Kinch, Dr. Charles Burk, Dr. Joshua Stevens, […]

This week is designated as National Midwifery Week. OBHG is proud to have a growing number of certified nurse-midwives as part of our clinical team. This added dimension to our hospital programs allows us to fulfill our mission of ensuring that all patients receive the best care possible. As the practice of obstetrics continues to […]

We are excited to announce our 23rd new partner of 2019: St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL! We launched a Type A OB emergency department there earlier this month.  The hospitalist team at St. Lucie Medical Center includes Dr. Michael Girtelschmid (Interim Site Director), Dr. David Mateo, Dr. Alisha Williams and Dr. Sherida Williams. […]

Please help us ring in our 22nd new partnership of 2019! We launched a part-time OB triage program at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, MA, earlier this month, OBHG's first program in Massachusetts!  Pictured is Lawrence General's OB hospitalist team (from left to right): Dr. Mary McCaffrey, Dr. Dawna Jones (Site Director), Dr. Greta Hanson and Dr. Milinda Carson. […]

In recent months, surprise medical billing has garnered increased attention from lawmakers and the news media. Surprise medical billing may arise when a patient visits an in-network facility and receives care from out-of-network physicians. The “surprise” can occur when a patient confirms a hospital is covered by their insurance and later finds out that the […]

Please welcome Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, TX to the OBHG family! We kicked off our 20th new partnership of the year with this full-time, Type A OB emergency department.  “We believe that OBHG offers the BEST care for women in the nation and this is why the partnership with Methodist Children’s is in existence,” said […]

Starting next July, the Joint Commission (the group that administers accreditation programs for hospitals and healthcare organizations) will require accredited hospitals to meet 13 new elements of performance related to maternal health. The Joint Commission recently issued a report introducing two new standards that address maternal hemorrhage complications and severe hypertension/preeclampsia.  With rising concerns about […]

Novant Prince William Medical Center in Manassas, VA, previously worked with an OB hospitalist vendor that did not facilitate a collaborative relationship with community OB/GYNs. Prince William partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) in January 2019 and since the launch, the local OB/GYNs have seen a dramatic change.  “The OBHG partnership has very much impacted […]

Ob Hospitalist Group physicians Dr. Peter Genaris, Dr. David Lang, Dr. Elliot Roberts, and our entire Bellevue Hospital team were recently recognized by medical students and OB/GYN residents for their exceptional contributions to clinical education. We are incredibly proud to congratulate these outstanding leaders who have helped mentor and inspire the next generation of dedicated […]

Dr. Michael Schultheis, an OBHG clinician at St. Vincent Evansville recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Indy Star in regards to a new initiative Indiana state leaders recently signed into law. In the letter, Dr. Schultheis recommends that wraparound services (such as physician care teams complemented by OB hospitalists) complement a comprehensive […]

Please welcome CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview in Longview, TX, to the OBHG family! The team at Good Shepherd kicked off a full-time, Type A OB emergency department today. “This is a significant improvement for the mother and the baby,” said Mark Anderson, chief medical officer of CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. “It is improving […]

Every day, OBHG’s clinical and operational leadership teams support our hospitalists in their programs. The medical director of operations, regional vice president of operations, and director of hospital operations work to help ensure that programs run smoothly and facilitate hospitalists’ success. Dr. Kevin Burlison is Medical Director of Operations for OBHG’s hospital programs in Florida, […]

Ob Hospitalist Group is excited to announce that we have partnered with three South Carolina hospitals to develop three new obstetric emergency departments: Charleston – Bon Secours St. Francis Columbia – Palmetto Health Baptist Florence – McLeod Regional Medical Center  OBHG’s presence improves patient safety and satisfaction, makes life easier for local OB/GYNs, and ensures […]

More OB physicians are choosing to become OB hospitalists right out of residency. As a physician whose chose this career path, OBHG clinician Dr. Angela Kim recently shared her experiences with in-Training. In the article, Dr. Kim focuses on many components of OB hospitalist work – from her decision to become an OB hospitalist, to […]

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. for the seventh consecutive year. Dubbed as a list of “the most successful companies in America,” the Inc. 5000 is widely considered a standard of excellence for organizational growth and financial success. The 2019 Inc. […]

Please help us welcome USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, CA, to the OBHG family! In July, they kicked off a part-time OB triage program. This partnership is OBHG's 17th program to start in 2019. "The team is extremely excited about our early go live at Verdugo Hills Hospital," said Robin Montoya, OBHG regional vice president […]

Please formally welcome Houston Methodist Sugar Land, in Sugar Land, TX, to the OBHG family! In July, we launched a full-time, Type A OB emergency department. This is OBHG's 16th partnership to start in 2019. "We are so pleased to be partnering with Houston Methodist Sugar Land as they open their newly renovated birthing unit […]

Amidst rising maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the U.S., The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) recently released their latest perspective on levels of maternal care. The purpose of maternal levels of care is to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and existing disparities by implementing “uniform […]

We would like to welcome CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, TX, to the OBHG family! Earlier this month, we kicked off a full-time, Type-A OB emergency department (OBED). This partnership is OBHG's 15th program to start in 2019. “St. Michael is a delightful, mission-oriented hospital in northeast Texas serving its patient population in a […]

Ob Hospitalist Group is pleased to announce that we are entering the Ohio market! We are excited to be partnering with Mercy Medical Center in Canton to develop our first obstetrical emergency department in the state. Mercy Medical Center is a designated Anthem BlueCross BlueShield BlueDistinction Center for Maternity Care and the only Three Star […]

Please formally welcome Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA to the OBHG family! We launched our latest partnership earlier this month, providing full-time triage. Chester County Hospital is part of the Penn Medicine system. This is OBHG's 14th program to start in 2019 and our third partnership in Pennsylvania.  The hospitalist team at Chester County […]

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is celebrating a milestone – the company has grown to more than 1,000 employees nationwide, with clinicians making up the majority (nearly 80 percent) of OBHG’s workforce. The rapidly escalating demand for OB hospitalist medicine combined with the breadth of OBHG’s services have resulted in strong company growth and network expansion. With […]

We are proud to announce the winners of our most recent You Delivered! peer recognition awards. The program recognizes and rewards one clinician and one support team member who truly exemplify our core values (Passion for People, Delivering Excellence, Genuine Service, Principled Leadership, and Uncompromised Integrity) each quarter. Congratulations to Dr. Nicolai Hinds and Kat […]

Good Samaritan Hospital, in Suffern, NY, was looking to improve patient safety in their L&D, support their midwifery practice and alleviate the on-call burden for community obstetricians. The facility partnered with OBHG to launch a new hospitalist program in 2017, and local midwifery and OB/GYN practices have been thriving ever since. "We would never want […]

Dr. Christina Dothager, an OBHG clinician working in Greenville, Illinois and Terre Haute, Indiana recently offered her insights to about how to use a peri bottle for postpartum pain. Read the full article here.

It is unacceptable that the U.S. has the highest maternal death rate among the world’s developed nations. It is equally unacceptable that there are significant disparities in outcomes based on factors such as race, ethnicity, geographic region, payer status and even care models at the facilities caring for mothers and babies. As the pioneers of […]

Please formally welcome St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR, to the OBHG family! We recently kicked off a full-time OB triage program with plans to convert to a full-time, Type A OBED. This partnership is OBHG’s 12th program to start in 2019. “We are so excited to partner with St. Charles Medical Center and become […]

OBHG clinicians Dr. Susan Passarella, certified nurse-midwife Lisa Weston, and Dr. Candace Wilson were each recently recognized by their coworkers and hospitals for outstanding achievement. We are proud to congratulate these clinicians for their dedication to leadership within their facilities, excellent mentorship of OB residents, and compassionate patient-centered care. Dr. Susan Passarella, Site Director of […]

The last thing that should be on the mind of a woman going into labor is whether her weekend, holiday, or nighttime delivery is putting her and her baby at a greater risk of negative health outcomes. While adverse events in the labor and delivery unit can happen at any time, studies have confirmed there […]

Calling Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) “the future of medicine,” a new article in Forbes Magazine explores the changing OB physician workforce. The author gives an overview of how the medical profession has evolved amidst the rising freelance revolution. He then focuses on OBHG, calling it a “unique and innovative entity” that is “furthest along in […]

According to a new article in Forbes, the OB hospitalist concept is a “better approach to keeping mothers safe.” The article examines the current OB/GYN model agreeing with the importance of the physician-patient bond during a woman’s pregnancy. However, the author points out that a patient’s physician is likely to not be at the hospital […]

OBHG's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Simon, recently spoke with The American Journal of Managed Care about maternal mortality, implicit bias in healthcare, physician burnout and OB hospitalist medicine. Listen to the podcast interview here. Here are some highlight points Dr. Simon covered during the discussion: Maternal mortality: "The other component you worry about in smaller facilities, […]

We would like to welcome Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in Fort Smith, AR to the OBHG family! Earlier this month, we kicked off a full-time, Type A OBED. This partnership is OBHG’s 11th program to start in 2019. The team at Fort Smith already saw a positive impact within the first week of partnership: “It’s decompressed the […]

We are excited to welcome Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL to the OBHG family! In early June, we kicked off a part-time OB triage program with plans to convert to a full-time, type A OBED in year two. This is OBHG's 10th partnership to start in 2019.  "Internationally recognized as a premier institution for […]

During Healthcare Risk Management Week, we pause to recognize the dedication of our Risk Management, Quality and Compliance Department team. Their work is so important for improving patient outcomes, managing risk and increasing efficiencies. Thanks to the work of our clinicians and risk management professionals, the addition of an OBHG program has positively impacted risk […]

As the number of individuals identifying as LGBTQ+ increases, physicians need to revisit their communication and care strategies. Writing for Physicians Practice, OBHG’s Dr. Jane Van Dis provides her perspective on how physicians can be more inclusive for LGBTQ+ patients.  Full article here

The family practice residency program at Cox Medical Center South once relied on a single community OB/GYN for on-call C-section coverage and OB support. Cox South, located in Springfield, MO, has a high-risk patient population, with a large portion of patients on Medicaid. The residency program accepts high-risk patient transfers from its partner maternal fetal […]

How long does it take for an OBHG program to make a difference? In less than one week, Mercy Hospital Fort Smith is already seeing positive impacts of the hospital’s new obstetric emergency department easing tension off the main emergency department. In its first week of operation, the hospital’s new obstetrics emergency department is already […]

Please help us welcome Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital to the OBHG family! In May, we launched a full-time, Type A OBED.  This partnership is the ninth OBHG program to start in 2019 and our third partnership with a hospital within the Houston Methodist System. The hospitalist team at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital includes (from L to […]

As OB hospitalist programs become the standard of care across the country, many hospitals are enticed to save money by running the program themselves. As one hospital CMO found, this approach may ultimately cost more in administration fees, locums utilization and physician satisfaction. Carroll Hospital Center previously managed OB/GYN services with employed physicians and midwives […]

Please formally welcome AMITA Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale to the OBHG family! AMITA Health Hinsdale, in Hinsdale, IL, launched a Type A OBED on May 1, making this OBHG's eighth new partnership to begin in 2019. The hospitalist team at AMITA Health Hinsdale includes (from L to R) Chad Carson, Director of Hospital Operations, Dr. […]

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the nation’s largest and only dedicated provider of customized OB hospitalist programs, today announced the addition of Nicholas (Nick) Sacco and Cheryl Slack to its executive team. Nick will serve as OBHG’s executive vice president of operations and Cheryl joins OBHG as chief human resources officer. The addition of Nick and […]

The Colorado University School of Medicine and the El Paso County Medical Society recently hosted a recognition ceremony for community physicians who teach medical students at the Colorado Springs Branch. The annual Faculty Teaching Awards and Recognition Ceremony is designed to show appreciation for the dedication of those who help instruct and inspire the next […]

We had a great time at the 2019 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, attended by more than 4,500 obstetricians and researchers. Ob Hospitalist Group physician leaders, hospitalists, executives and clinical recruiters were on hand in Nashville, TN at this year’s conference. There were compelling conversations happening at our booth throughout the weekend, and a […]

The United States is the most dangerous developed country to deliver a baby and the maternal death rate is rising. Between 2000 and 2014, maternal mortality rose 26 percent. In honor of National Women’s Health Week, we wanted to highlight one solution to this issue: experienced OB/GYNs who practice the most up-to-date protocols providing 24/7 […]

Please formally welcome McLeod Regional Medical Center to the OBHG family! We kicked off the new partnership with McLeod on April 24 with a Type A OBED program, the sixth new partnership to start in 2019. "We are excited to be expanding our network in South Carolina and providing a much needed service to the […]

According to a new report released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented. By now, it’s well-known that the U.S. has the highest maternal death rate among the world’s developed nations and that approximately 700 women die each year as a result of pregnancy-related […]

Each quarter, OBHG colleagues commend their peers for going above and beyond with the You Delivered! peer-to-peer recognition program. Dr. Rhonda Williams and Willie Iraheta were the most recent recipients of OBHG’s You Delivered! award. Dr. Rhonda Williams, site director, Baton Rouge General Medical Center In just over a year as site director, Dr. Williams […]

Ob Hospitalist Group is working to improve women’s health care, one hospital at a time. OBHG’s CEO Lenny Castiglione recently spoke with Middle Market Growth about speeding up the response time from the time a pregnant woman arrives at the hospital until she sees an experienced obstetrician and how OBHG supports the work of private […]

OBHG is now hiring exceptional OB/GYNs for highly desirable new positions and programs in the Lone Star State! El Paso We are seeking candidates for three programs in one of our newest additions to the Texas market – family-friendly El Paso. Opportunities for outdoor adventures abound in the area – explore the Guadalope mountains, desert […]

We are pleased to expand our national network of OBHG partners with the recent program go-live at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, SC! The full-time triage program is the sixth OBHG partnership to begin in 2019. "A wonderful new partnership with Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital launched earlier this month with the opening […]

As a woman nears the end of her pregnancy and her body prepares to go into labor, the mucus plug is the first thing to flush from the body. Dr. Amy VanBlaricom, Ob Hospitalist Group's medical director of operations, offers her insight to "In the last days to weeks of pregnancy, the mucus plug is […]

While common, Cesarean sections (C-sections) pose risks for newborns and mothers, including longer recovery periods, increased risk of infections, and the possibility of injuries and even death. Moreover, many C-sections aren’t medically necessary, according to experts. To decrease C-sections and improve birth outcomes, Ariadne Labs, a collaborative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard […]

It's that time of year again! OBHG clinicians and recruiters are gearing up for the 2019 ACOG Annual Meeting in Nashville. Stop by booth #722 between sessions to learn how our programs make care safer for pregnant women, alleviate burnout for OB/GYNs and reduce risk exposure for hospitals. Find out what the hospitalist lifestyle is […]

We are pleased to welcome Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center to our family of OB hospitalist programs! Asante Rogue Regional is located in Medford, OR and is our second program in the state.  This is the fifth new OBHG program to start in 2019, and we're looking forward to enhancing patient safety as well as […]

Routine, rigorous fetal heart rate monitoring training is key to ensuring good outcomes for moms and babies during labor and delivery. OBHG’s Chief Medical Director, Dr. Mark Simon, shares his perspective on fetal heart rate monitoring training with The Doctor Weighs In. According to Dr. Simon, hospitals and physician groups must make sure that labor […]

Tennessee has the 10th highest maternal death rate in the country. The Tennessee Department of Health recently issued a report on maternal deaths, noting that 78 women across the state died last year while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy in 2017. And 85 percent were preventable.  The Tennessean and Knox News published an […]

A growing number of hospitals are recognizing the benefits and safety of having an OB hospitalist program. Fox13 Tampa Bay recently visited AdventHealth Tampa to learn more about the hospital’s OBHG program. “It’s a game-changer for women’s safety and the safety of their babies,” says Rebeccah Vires, perinatal/OB services nurse manager at AdventHealth Tampa. Watch […]

Physician burnout is a serious matter with serious risks, but not an unsolvable one. Recently, OBHG's Medical Director of Operations, Dr. Susan Wilson, shared her perspective on physician burnout with Physician's Weekly.  “Rather than industry leaders joining with physicians to tackle the institutional dynamics fueling clinician burnout, physicians are urged to try yoga and meditation […]

Are you heading to the Big Easy for the 2019 ACOOG Annual Spring Conference March 24-28? Ob Hospitalist Group will be exhibiting this year, and we’d love to meet you at booth #20! Stop by and meet OBHG physicians and our expert clinical recruiters Cherise and Kellie, explore the hospitalist lifestyle, and learn more about how […]

OBHG invites all OB/GYNs, OB residents and certified nurse midwives to be our guests at a special reception in the Music City! Mingle with our physicans, executives and clinical recruiters, and enjoy libations, heavy hors d’oeuvres and an exclusive tour of Nashville's incredible Country Music Hall of Fame – located right next to the Omni […]

As the market leader, OBHG is always looking for opportunities to drive continuous improvement in women’s health and maternal outcomes. With this mindset, we undertook an intensive survey process where we asked for feedback from our current hospital partners to understand how we are meeting their expectations and opportunities for us to continue to improve […]

OBHG Medical Director for Business Development Dr. Jane van Dis was recently interviewed by KTLA TV about TIME’S UP Healthcare – an initiative she co-founded.  The campaign’s goal is to create equitable workplaces and a culture where victims of gender discrimination or sexual harassment feel safe coming forward. Studies have shown that up to 70% of female healthcare […]

March 7, 2019 is the inaugural National Hospitalist Day, launched by the Society of Hospital Medicine to recognize the fastest growing specialty in modern medicine. Hospitalists around the country are talking about their lives and work on social media today. Use the hashtag #HowWeHospitalist to share your story or read about how hospitalist teams across […]

A newly published article in the Louisville Courier Journal highlights the low rate of childbirth complications at Norton Women and Children’s Hospital, an OBHG partner hospital. Dr. Keehn Hosier, OBHG site director at Norton, along with Dr. Jennifer Evans, Norton’s system president of women’s and pediatric services, were quoted in the article about Norton’s steps […]

Imagine being a healthcare provider with a full day of patient appointments, and every few hours, you must leave the office and tend to an issue in the hospital’s labor and delivery unit. This is what it’s like for private-practice OB/GYNs who are also responsible for call coverage. Baton Rouge General noticed that the process put […]

A new study confirms that pregnant women in their third trimester have a greater need for more personal space around them. Dr. Samira Tahtawi, Ob Hospitalist Group site director at WakeMed Cary Hospital in North Carolina, tells that it is important for women to maintain the ‘protective bubble’ through the late trimester to deflect […]

Ob Hospitalist Group has been serving patients for more than 12 years, and many OBHG physicians have carried out that mission for nearly as long as the organization has existed! We are thrilled that these exceptional obstetricians chose to work with us, and we are proud to recognize their dedication to improving care for mothers […]

Looking back on her days as an OB nurse, Shari Arner recollects the joys and challenges of her job. She graduated from LPN school in 1973 and became a registered nurse in 1977. Shari’s nursing career took her from Michigan to Arizona and lasted 41 years, most of which she worked in the L&D unit. […]

Dr. Shannon Bailey, an OBHG hospitalist at Overlake Hospital Medical Center and Harrison Medical Center was recently named secretary of the Washington State section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She will serve two years in this capacity and eventually move up to president and then the state legislative representative for ACOG. According […]

The Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) recently talked with OBHG site director Dr. Rhonda Williams about the simulations she has been leading at her hospital program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tell us about your hospital.   RW: Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a community hospital with seven labor and delivery beds, three OB emergency […]

OBHG hospitalists at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Wash. are helping to pilot a new method of reducing cesarean sections and increasing the rate of vaginal deliveries. Overlake is one of only four hospitals in the country partnering with Ariadne Labs – a joint center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan […]

Ob Hospitalist Group is pleased to announce that we are entering the Massachusetts market! We are excited to be partnering with Lawrence General Hospital to develop our first obstetrical emergency department in the state.  The hospital is an acute care and surgical facility that has served the Lawrence community since 1886. Delivering more than 1,600 […]

Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of pregnancy, and onset can occur at any time from pregnancy until up to 1 year post partum. Estimates of the prevalence of PPD in new mothers in the United States varied by state from 8% to 20% in 2012, with an overall average of 12%. Dr. Jane […]

Texas joins a handful of other states, including Indiana, Arizona, and Maryland in adopting maternal care designations. While the ACOG consensus statement defines five designations, ranging from Birth Center to Level I (Basic Care) to Level IV, Texas law designates four levels of maternal care. It combines Birthing Center care and Level I designation. Dr. […]

New OBHG partnership: Baylor Scott & White-Frisco

We are pleased to welcome Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Frisco in Frisco, TX, to the OBHG family with their full-time, Type A OBED! This our third new program to go live in 2019. The hospitalist team at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, Frisco includes: (from l to r)  Dr. Kimberly Chessir, Dr. Xercerla Littles, Dr. […]

OBHG’s Ob Exchange platform serves as a one-stop shop where clinicians can connect, exchange information and access online tools. OBHG’s Elaine Stephenson and April Morris recently spoke with HIT Infrastructure about how the tool is improving clinician engagement across OBHG’s national network. “We now have one place where physicians can collaborate and share best practices. […]