OBHG’s Dr. Haley Strickland is an OB/GYN hospitalist at Baptist Health Louisville. She talks about the role of an obstetric hospitalist and what led her to become one.
“An OB hospitalist is an OB/GYN who works mainly in the hospital, in conjunction with the private groups, and we’re here 24/7. What that does is it provides an extra layer of safety to the private doctors. We work as their extensions, kind of like their extra eyes and ears, and we’re available at a moment’s notice for any emergency, whether that be an obstetric emergency or a gynecologic emergency.
We love working with private doctors. They trust us to care for their patients in cases of emergency. We’re available to them to assist in surgeries if they need us. And then they can rest easy when they’re not in the hospital, that we will give their patients the type of care that they would give their own patients. We deliver babies. We do C-sections. We’ve practiced for many years and are very experienced, and we love obstetrics. We’re here for whatever a woman needs.
I chose to become an OB hospitalist because I love the entire field of OB/GYN, but my true passion lies with pregnant women. And as an OB hospitalist, I can be with them during the most important time of their pregnancy, the delivery part. I also have a passion for taking care of women for postpartum care. Being here in the hospital allows me to see those women, when they need me the most, at a moment’s notice.”