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 […]