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 partnership has grown into a busy full-time program. Service volume has grown exponentially since the program began, almost doubling the number of OBED patient encounters in 2019 compared to 2021. Deliveries have tripled for the hospital and OBHG, with the OBHG team managing 23% of all UHS Wilson hospital deliveries today.
“One of the main challenges that OBHG has helped us address is OB/GYN staffing concerns,” said Dr. Rajesh Davé, Chief Medical Officer of UHS Wilson Medical Center. “Before we partnered with OBHG, our OB/GYN staff were providing round-the-clock coverage, but it was becoming very challenging and unsustainable. Working with OBHG helped us standardize, set best practice examples, and gain acceptance among the existing practitioners.”
Read the entire case study here to learn more about how UHS Wilson Medical Center’s labor and delivery model has improved since partnering with OBHG.