Hospitalists bolster OB/GYN residency program in Florida
Sacred Heart Hospital of Pensacola previously contracted with private OB/GYNs for labor and delivery call coverage, which proved to be an expensive and insufficient model. Sacred Heart partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group to provide an onsite OB emergency department. They also took advantage of the hospitalists’ 24-hour presence to serve as additional residency faculty.
FQHC outreach helps facilitate NICU expansion
When leaders at Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, FL, sought to expand their neonatal intensive care unit to a Level II NICU, they decided to reach out to nearby federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and forge partnerships that could drive birth volume at Palms West.
The director of three FQHC clinics agreed to meet and noted that many of his FQHC patients wanted tubal ligations at the time of delivery but were not able to get them. Palms West sought an Ob Hospitalist Group partnership so they could accept FQHC OB patients and offer high quality labor and delivery care as well as tubal ligations.
Local physicians appreciate presence of OBHG hospitalists
When St. David's South Austin Medical Center first partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group, local OB/GYNs were skeptical. Soon, they discovered the benefits of the partnership and the impact it had not only on their lives but the lives of their patients and their families.
“The hospitalists are easy to work with. They have made our call and coverage easier. They are very competent in their evaluation and treatment of our patients,” said Dr. Ana Eduardo of Hill Country OB/GYN in Austin, TX.
OBHG partnership enables OB/GYN and midwifery practices to thrive
Good Samaritan Hospital, in Suffern, NY, was looking to improve patient safety in their labor and delivery unit, support their midwifery practice and alleviate the on-call burden for community obstetricians. The facility partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group to launch a new hospitalist program in 2017, and local midwifery and OB/GYN practices have been thriving ever since.
"We would never want to go back to not having a hospitalist program. We don’t have the infrastructure administratively to do this on our own,” said Dr. Patricia Pollio, director of OB/GYN at Good Samaritan.