OBHG collaboration helps increase birth volume

Area hospitals found themselves competing for a shrinking maternity patient pool. In 2010, Bellevue Woman’s Center in Schenectady, NY, began a relationship with Ob Hospitalist Group to help cultivate the hospital’s status as a center of quality OB care. A critical part of that strategy was to nurture collaborations with the center’s affiliated private certified nurse-midwifes (CNMs) — a group of professionals well-positioned to attract more patients and stabilize the labor and delivery unit’s patient volume.