New OBHG partnership: Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

We would like to welcome Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in Fort Smith, AR to the OBHG family! Earlier this month, we kicked off a full-time, Type A OBED. This partnership is OBHG’s 11th program to start in 2019.

The team at Fort Smith already saw a positive impact within the first week of partnership:

“It’s decompressed the main ER by quite a bit, and we’ve seen several, a handful of women, who were less than 20 weeks that would normally have been seen in the main ER,” said Dr. Andrew Riché, the chief of staff for Mercy Hospital Fort Smith.

The hospitalist team at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith includes (from L to R): Chad Carson, Director of Hospital Operations, Dr. Chad Hill, Dr. Rachel Farrell, Dr. Todd Bashuk, Medical Director of Operations, and Dr. Todd Hannah.  Not pictured:  Dr. Alice Chavez, Dr. David Lang and Dr. Fred Newton. Dr. Farrell will serve as Site Director for this program.

OBHG is looking forward to working alongside hospital staff and community OB/GYNs at Fort Smith to elevate the standard of women’s care in the area!

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