Hospitals across the nation are facing a crisis of operational, staffing and financial challenges as they emerge post-pandemic. One area that requires continual coverage and emergent care is labor and delivery. Obstetric emergencies can happen at any hour, and doctors on call sometimes don’t make it to the hospital in time.
Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) partners with hospitals across the nation to improve maternal health and ensure that every expectant mother is afforded consistent, unconditional quality medical care by highly skilled clinicians.
Not only will outsourcing obstetric services with OBHG result in improved obstetric patient outcomes and reduced risk, but it will also help improve engagement and collaboration with staff and physicians.
1: Active on-site coverage
One of the largest barriers to adequate maternal health care in the hospital is having enough skilled physicians on hand. OBHG partnerships ensure skilled clinicians are stationed in the hospital 24/7 to perform real-time triage on every patient entering the labor and delivery unit, or Obstetrics Emergency Department (OBED). The presence of an OBHG clinician reduces delays in emergent OB/GYN care, improves patient outcomes, reduces wait times and improves patient satisfaction.
In addition, OBHG hospitalists are available around the clock for on-site consultations and support for the emergency department and local physicians. They actively engage in nurse and resident training in labor and delivery units, support drills, participate in department meetings and serve on hospital committees as hospital leaders.
2: Clinical obstetrics support
OBHG recognizes the importance of standardized clinical protocols to ensure best practices and reduced variability of care. OBHG clinicians reduce clinical variation and drive adherence to protocols.
Each partner hospitalist program is clinically managed by a Site Director physician who is supported by OBHG’s clinical leadership team. The Site Director works closely with hospital administration in leading initiatives for the entire labor and delivery unit to drive quality and safety for patients. The Site Director also provides a centralized, on-site point of contact for the team of OBHG hospitalists. OBHG hospitalists help develop and expand the skills of every member of the care team and ensure everyone is supported to practice within the scope of their license by providing real-time training and backup support for non-OB/GYN staff and providers.
3: Non-competitive support for local providers
Because they do not have local private practices, OBHG hospitalists can serve as impartial, non-competitive practice extenders. Through Obstetric Service Agreements (OSAs), local physicians can partner with OBHG clinicians to provide support such as management of emergent patients, labor management, surgical assists, rounding and discharge of their patients. This arrangement allows private practice OB/GYNs to spend more time in their offices and reduce call burden. The OB hospitalists work closely with local physicians and community practices to execute the same standards of maternal care the providers would provide for their patients.
Outsourcing obstetrics services by way of a hospitalist program can help reduce physician burnout as well as improve the hospital’s new physician recruitment and retention results. This arrangement allows community physicians to see more patients at the office and enjoy vacations and time away from on-call obligations without sacrificing patient care.
4: Hospital risk management, quality, and compliance
OBHG employs the SAFE program, a comprehensive hospital risk management and quality program implemented between OBHG clinicians and hospital partners to mitigate risk and improve patient satisfaction and support quality outcomes. The program takes an enterprise approach to traditional hospital risk management tactics and utilizes OBHG obstetric services to understand and analyze risk data and trends, key quality indicators and leading compliance risks. Hospital partners are provided with a holistic view of OB/GYN risk drivers and key opportunities for quality and patient outcome improvements.
5: Ongoing program customization
None of the programs in OBHG’s national network look alike, because no two hospitals are alike. Ob Hospitalist Group is committed to developing customized hospitalist programs based on their unique culture, processes, and objectives. These programs elevate the quality of women’s health care, offer hospital risk management, and reduce malpractice, support and attract local providers, support the nursing staff, and contribute fiscally and operationally to key performance metrics.
OBHG leverages its national network of hospitals to inspire and evolve a universal code of excellence in women’s healthcare. OBHG’s robust programs include onsite program leadership, clinical professional development, adherence to nationally recognized clinical protocols, hospital risk management, benchmarking and field-based management.
To ensure the success and longevity of our partnerships, our leadership is personally invested in every customer experience, providing hands-on support to hospitalists and administrators. An OBHG program will bring numerous benefits to your patients, staff and community physicians, as well as the hospital itself.
The best hospitalist program when it comes to obstetrics
Because of our vast experience, leading-edge practices, and personalized approach to developing and delivering highly effective OB hospitalist programs, Ob Hospitalist Group is a recognized leader in making a critical impact on maternal safety and positively impacting the experience for patients, hospital partners and private practice providers.
If you are interested in learning more about how Ob Hospitalist Group can elevate your labor and delivery and women’s healthcare services, please contact the business development team member in your region.