Patient Safety Awareness Week is a dedicated time to learn more about health care safety. It also serves as a reminder for healthcare providers to recommit themselves to improve patient safety and quality.
At OBHG, advancing initiatives aimed at improving patient safety and quality are always top of mind. Our own clinicians are required to regularly maintain their proficiency in the latest OB/GYN patient safety issues through continuing education. They follow evidence-based medicine and receive frequent training on best practices and protocols in obstetrical care. OBHG clinicians also serve as positive examples by adhering to hospital protocols, participating and leading drills and simulations, and advocating for new initiatives.
Our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and safety is proven through our results, such as:
30% | Reduction in serious harm events across the unit
75% | Fewer births resulting in malpractice payouts
10% | Reduction in C-section rates across the unit
100% | Compliance with nationally endorsed protocols
2.5% | Average episiotomy rate, which is half the nationally accepted goal
Read more about how OBHG is moving the needle on hospital metrics here.
Maternal safety champions
In recent years, we’ve seen the role of the OB hospitalist expand. Not only do OBHG hospitalists provide great care and better outcomes for their own patients, but they also make a significant impact in the quality of care and outcomes for all patients across the labor and delivery unit. We realize that our clinicians are uniquely positioned to recommend and implement proactive strategies not just for our own hospitalist teams, but in collaboration with hospital leadership and the entire organization’s labor and delivery clinicians.
Hospitals that partner with OB hospitalists as the maternal safety champions of the entire labor and delivery unit are reaping the greatest advantages of team-based care, including improved quality and safety and positive impacts to the patient experience. To learn more about our approach to safety, risk management and quality, click here.
What our hospital partners have to say
“I’m really pleased with the OBHG group. I can show using data that our safety metrics have improved. You guys have saved actual lives and I’m beyond grateful.”
– Mississippi OBHG hospital partner
“OBHG’s presence in our women’s unit has been a great benefit to our women’s program and a satisfier to our physicians and nursing staff. The OBHG physicians have improved patient safety greatly, and improved patient satisfaction.”
– Texas OBHG hospital partner
Ready to learn more?
Would you like to learn more about our approach to patient safety? Contact us and we’ll share how we are helping hospitals implement a consistent standard of care that helps to increase patient safety.