Case study: OB hospitalist program provides consistency of care and staffing for growing hospital

UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY was working with a private physician group for obstetric services and coverage was inconsistent, leading to safety concerns. An evaluation conducted by the hospital’s nurses revealed a need for the actual presence of OB/GYNs in the hospital on a regular basis. The gaps in obstetric emergency department (OBED) coverage was a safety and quality concern for patient care.

The hospital partnered with the Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) in 2019, beginning with a part-time program. Since then, the...

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