How OBHG is responding to the continued rise of U.S. maternal mortality rates

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to rise. Deaths of women during and after pregnancy have been steadily increasing over the past few years and Black women continue to be the most affected.

“The report covers data through 2021 so there were significant increases that could be attributed to severe illness from COVID-19,” said Mark Simon, OBHG Chief Medical Officer. “It also highlighted increases in disparities in care, maternal age...


Maternal Health Awareness Day – Know Why

The theme of this year’s Maternal Health Awareness Day is Know Why – intended to raise awareness about the underlying causes...


New guide: Outsourcing vs. insourcing hospital OB services

Hospitals spend a lot of time scheduling obstetric call coverage and trying to improve quality when they manage everything alone. But...


CDC report finds most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable

According to a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four out of every five pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S....


Rural hospitals struggle to keep obstetric services, seek alternative healthcare solutions

Rural hospitals in the United States are struggling to keep their obstetric services going for various reasons, ranging from staffing shortages and inflation to...


OBHG clinicians participate in development of core competencies for OB hospitalists

The Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) recently published the Core Competencies for OB and OB/GYN Hospitalists. The core competencies were developed to delineate the...


Supporting Clinical Mental Health | OBHG

May is mental health awareness month. Among OB/GYNs who reported burnout in the past year, 82% say they felt burned out before the advent...


Reducing Hospital C Section Rates | OBHG

Almost one in three births in the U.S. involve cesarean delivery, yet many of them aren’t medically necessary. During International Cesarean Awareness month, there...


OBHG’s 2021 Progress Notes highlights important women’s health milestones

2021 marked a special year for OBHG as we celebrated our 15th anniversary, 3,000,000 patient encounters, 1,000,000 high-risk encounters and 250,000 deliveries. These milestones...


Improving Health of Black Mother: Advice from Clinicians

April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week. Originated by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, it is a week of awareness, activism, and community building.


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